15 April 2014

Park a popular destination over Easter

Brighton & Hove’s well-known parks are popular places to visit over Easter, and sometimes the number of people can put pressure on roads and parking places, as well as the parks.

Stanmer Park is one of the city’s most visited public open spaces and a particular favourite on Easter Monday. It is expected to be busy again this year, especially with a home football match scheduled at the Amex stadium that day.

To help people have an enjoyable and safe time the council is highlighting alternative ways to travel to Stanmer Park and the less well-known open spaces that people can enjoy over the holiday period. These are listed at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/cityparks

Council staff have been working hard to make sure the city’s open spaces are in good condition for everyone and the council is asking visitors to look after parks while they are there and to take litter home with them.

There is limited parking available in Stanmer Park but there is a regular bus service (23, 25, 78 bus) which stop outside the park entrance.

Cycle lanes lead to the park from the city centre and there are various places to secure bikes.

Details about travel for each of the main parks are on the council’s website.

Councillor Pete West, chair of the environment committee, said: “It’s been such a wet winter and everyone is looking forward to going outdoors and enjoying some sunshine. The extended Easter break is the first holiday period of the season where people will be able to get out and about and we are anticipating some of our parks will be heavily used, especially Stanmer.

"We are reminding visitors to take litter home and consider different travel options at busy times. It’s also an opportunity to highlight the diversity of open spaces on offer, some of the ’hidden gems’ in Brighton & Hove that people may not have visited before.”

Brighton & Hove City Council looks after more than 100 open spaces in the city, from small pocket squares to large parks such as Preston Park, Stanmer Park and the newly restored The Level.