• 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 Tivoli 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  or click on the town links to choose your next park to visit or call in to one of the local Visitor Information Points for more ideas.


Jubilee Gardens

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