• 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. 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

  4. 4. 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

  5. 5. 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


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