• Trees form shadows over the grass on a sunny day in Hotham Park as the pathway winds round them

    Hotham Park

    This Green Flag park in Bognor Regis is where the founder of Bognor Regis, Sir Richard Hotham, built his home in 1792.

  • Boats shaped as white swans look out into the distance on Mewsbrook Park Boating Lake

    Mewsbrook Park

    With its café, boating lake, miniature railway and play area, this Littlehampton park has been flying the prestigious Green Flag award for a decade now.

  • Swanbourne lodge is just visible over the lake beneath the green trees at Arundel Park

    Arundel Park

    Enjoy walks, boating at Swanbourne Lake and access to the South Downs National Park - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Parks and gardens

Thousands of people enjoy the safe, welcoming and well-maintained parks of Sussex by the Sea, in Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and surrounding villages.

A Green Flag Award Flag against a blue skyPublic Parks such as Hotham Park in Bognor Regis, Mewsbrook Park in Littlehampton and Marine Park Gardens in Aldwick are among the very best in Sussex and the whole of the UK. These parks have flown the prestigious Green Flag for several years, a well deserved award from Keep Britain Tidy for being amazing spaces to spend time outdoors.

Arun District Council, along with dedicated bands of volunteers take great pride in keeping the public parks attractive, clean, safe and ISS Lifestyle manage a great range of outdoor recreation facilities,set within the Parks.and Open Spaces of the district.

The mild climate and high sunshine levels mean Sussex has a world class horticultural history and some wonderful Sussex gardens can be found, including Jubilee Gardens in Arundel, a garden with medieval ruins. There’s also the stunning Arundel Castle Collector Earl’s Garden and a whole range of gardens, large and small open for charity under the National Gardens Scheme.

Use the Search facility to choose your next park to visit or call in to one of the local Visitor Information Points for a range of  leaflets.

 

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  1. 1. Arundel Castle Collector Earl's Garden

    Attraction - Park / Garden

    The Castle’s newest formal garden was conceived as a light-hearted tribute to Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel (1585-1646), known as ‘The Collector Earl’. T: +44 (0)1903 882173

    High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB

  2. 2. Arundel Park

    Attraction - Park / Garden

    1,200 acres of open downland adjacent to Arundel Castle and close to the South Downs National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. T: +44 (01903 883400

    Arundel Park, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA

  3. 3. Bersted Jubilee Field, Chalcraft Lane

    Attraction - Park / Garden

    Large open sports field, with outdoor fitness equipment placed around the field.

    Chalcraft Lane, North Bersted, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 5UT

  4. 4. Brookfield Park

    Attraction - Park / Garden

    A great place to walk, exercise and observe nature through the seasons.

    Brookfield Park, Worthing Road, Rustington, West Sussex, BN17 6UR

  5. 5. Hotham Park, Bognor Regis

    Attraction - Park / Garden

    Just five minutes walk from Bognor Regis town centre, seafront and Butlins Resort, Hotham Park is a delightful place to while away the day at little or no cost! T: +44 (0)1903 737960 - Arun District Council Parks

    High Street, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1HW

  6. 6. Hothampton Sunken Gardens

    Attraction - Park / Garden

    This lovely town centre garden in Bognor Regis is within very easy reach of both the beach and the town centre. T: +44 (0)1903 737951 - Arun District Council

    Off West Street and Steyne Street, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1XJ

  7. 7. Jubilee Gardens

    Attraction - Park / Garden

    Gardens and medieval ruins with beautiful views of the River Arun.

    Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB

  8. 8. Maltravers Community Orchard

    Attraction - Green / Countryside

    Community Orchard in Littlehampton planted in December 2012. T: +44 (0)1903 737960 - Arun District Council

    Maltravers Leisure Gardens, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5EY

  9. 9. Marine Park Gardens

    Attraction - Park / Garden

    Green Flag award winning park on the seafront in Aldwick, west of Bognor Regis. T: +44 (0)1903 737951 - Arun District Council

    Marine Drive West, Aldwick, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 2QN

  10. 10. Mewsbrook Park

    Attraction - Park / Garden

    A Green Flag park close to Littlehampton seafront with plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. T: +44 (0)1903 737951 - Arun District Council

    Hendon Avenue, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 2LX

  11. 11. Norfolk Gardens, including Cafe, Golf Course, Tennis Courts and Bucaneer Bay Adventure Golf

    Attraction - Park / Garden

    This Littlehampton garden, located on the seafront, offers a fantastic range of activities to keep the whole family entertained. T: +44 (0)1903 722466 - Arun District Council

    Sea Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5XX

  12. 12. South Downs National Park

    Attraction - Green / Countryside

    The South Downs National Park is easily accessible from Sussex by the Sea. T: +44 (0)300 3031053

    Accessible from Arundel and Amberley, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AJ

  13. 13. The Brooks at Bersted

    Attraction - Green / Countryside

    Bersted Brooks is a large countryside site open to the public on the northern side of Bognor Regis. T: +44 (0)1903 737951

    Rowan Way, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 9RP

  14. 14. West Park

    Attraction - Park / Garden

    Just off the seafront at Aldwick on the west side of Bognor Regis, this open space is a great place to run and play, enjoy a picnic or walk the dog. T: +44 (0)1903 737951

    Silverston Avenue, Aldwick, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 2RB