Our Beautiful Parks

 

Parks in the Arun area

The Arun area is fortunate enough to be blessed with many beautiful parks, recreation grounds, play areas and sports sites, offering a wide range of outdoor facilities to our residents and visitors.  Below you can learn about a selection of our many stunning open spaces, and details of how to visit.  Please feel free to contact us at parks@arun.gov.uk if you wish to learn more about any of the parks within our district.

 

Bersted Park Art Trail, Lakeside Avenue, Bognor Regis

 
Bersted Brooks Art Trail Open 365 days a year. An art trail has been installed within the Bersted Park public open space.
 
Bersted Park is a 26-hectare site and also features a trim trail, a lake, sports pitches with community centre, fields of wildflowers, lightly managed wild areas and magnificent views of the South Downs. 
 
Formal healthy walks are provided by Freedom Leisure and opportunities to volunteer can be found at our Facebook Page.
 
Access to the nearby Bersted Brooks Local Nature Reserve is via the crossing point at the end of Shripney Lane.
 
The Art Trail leaflet can be viewed here: Bersted Park Art Trail leaflet map [pdf] 5MB
 
 

Marine Park Gardens, Marine Drive West, Aldwick

 
Marine Park Gardens
Open 365 days a year.
 
Situated on the seafront, Marine Park Gardens dates back to the 1930s and features stunning herbaceous plants and outstanding bedding displays for all seasons.  In addition, the park is home to many original architectural features, including an ornamental fountain.
 
Marine Park Gardens won a Silver Gilt award in the Best Park category of South East in Bloom in 2008 and 2009, and won its first Green Flag in 2011.
 
A support group, Friends of Marine Park Gardens help to maintain and improve the park.
 
Facilities include: putting green (seasonal opening hours).  View DisabledGo's detailed access guide for Marine Park Gardens.
 
 

West Park, Silverston Avenue, Aldwick

West Park Open 365 days a year
 
Conveniently located on the seafront, adjacent to Marine Park Gardens, West Park is a great multi-use open space with a variety of play equipment suitable for a wide range of ages from babies to older children.  West Park features large open grassland, perfect for dog walking or picnics with the family.
 
Thanks to the onsite café, visitors to West Park can enjoy refreshments as part of their visit, including ice creams in Summer and various hot and cold snacks.
 
The park now has a new ’Friends’ group whose purpose is to enhance the biodiversity of West Park, increase appreciation and knowledge of all its users and protect the park's environment for the good of all.
 
Facilities: toilets, cafe, car park (with recycling point), children’s play area including aerial runway, climbing wall, and a table tennis table, outdoor gym equipment.  View DisabledGo's detailed access guide for West Park.
 
 

Hotham Park, High Street/London Rd, Bognor Regis

Hotham Park Open 365 days a year.
 
Conveniently located close to the station, town centre and Butlin's, Hotham Park is where the founder of Bognor Regis, Sir Richard Hotham, built his home in 1792.  Major restoration work has taken place in the park following a £2.2 million grant award from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  
 
The park has also been awarded a sought after Green Flag, which is an award given only to the best parks in the country.
 
Facilities: toilets, cafe (view DisabledGo access guide), car park, children’s play area, picnic area, putting green, crazy golf, miniature railway, boating lake.  
 

 

The Brooks, off Rowan Way, Bersted

The Brooks Open 365 days a year; car park open dawn to dusk
 
The Brooks is a 19-hectare park, in the coastal plain of West Sussex, near to Bognor Regis.  It contains a variety of habitats including a pond, mature trees, hedgerows, ditches, scrub and wetland. 
 
The Brooks is an excellent venue for an educational walk, providing the opportunity to spot a wild range of wildlife and enjoy beautiful views of the area.
 
The Friends of Bersted Brooks, with Arun District Council, were awarded a grant by English Woodland to plant and maintain three fields of riverine woodland, the planting of 11,000 trees was completed in 2007. For further information please visit the Friends of Bersted Brooks webpage.
                                                       
 

Brookfield Park, Marlborough Place Estate, off Worthing Road, Littlehampton

Brookfield Park
Open 365 days a year.
 
Created between 1997 - 2000, alongside Marlborough Place Estate, Brookfield now features a well-established lake, wildflower meadows, a woodland walk, small football pitch, several play areas, and maturing whip (young trees) areas.  Families can enjoy a walk all year round, taking in the scenery and enjoying the wildlife at the park.  The play areas provide an excellent opportunity for family fun and exercise.
 
In 2008 and 2009 Brookfield Park was awarded a Silver Gilt in the South and South East in Bloom.
 
Facilities: car park.  View DisabledGo's detailed access guide for Brookfield Park.
 
 

Marina Gardens, St Catherine’s Road, Littlehampton

Marina Gardens Open 365 days a year.
 
Close to both the centre of Littlehampton and the seafront, Marina Gardens boasts mature tree and shrub planting, along with a long, well-stocked, raised herbaceous border and bright beds of annual flowers.
 
Ideal for a picnic or simply a break from shopping, Marina Gardens is a charming, quiet park that the whole family can enjoy.
 
 
 
 

 

Mewsbrook Park, Sea Road/Hendon Avenue, Littlehampton

Mewsbrook Park
Open 365 days a year; cafe open all year round, Littlehampton miniature railway and boating lake open seasonally and for special events.
 
Holder of a prestigious Green Flag since 2005, which is an award given to only the best parks in the country, Mewsbrook Park, established in the 1930s, contains a rich, colourful mixture of permanent and annual planting and has a range of facilities to keep visitors of all ages entertained.  Mewsbrook Park has an active community group who organise events and activities in the park.
 
The miniature railway takes passengers on a picturesque route between the park and Norfolk Gardens and is popular with visitors of all ages.
 
Facilities: cafe, car park (Littlehampton Sports and Swimming Centre), toilets, original Art Deco shelters, miniature railway, boating lake with viewing platforms, children’s play area, children’s quiz trail, small football pitch, picnic area, interpretation boards, conservation area (Ruby Gardens).  View DisabledGo's detailed access guide for Mewsbrook Park.
 
 

Norfolk Gardens, Sea Road/South Terrace, Littlehampton

 
Norfolk Gardens Open 365 days.
 
Located on Littlehampton seafront and offering a fantastic range of activities to keep the family entertained.  The East Beach Residents’ Association plant and maintain all the annual flowers within the park, which bring a refreshing splash of colour.
 
Norfolk Gardens achieved a Silver gilt award in the Best Small Park category of the 2008 South East in Bloom Awards.  It is connected to Mewsbrook Park by means of the popular miniature railway.
 
Facilities: cafe, toilets, miniature railway (running to Mewsbrook Park), tennis courts, pitch and putt, Adventure Golf, Bowling Green, public toilets.  View DisabledGo's access guide for Norfolk Gardens public toilets.