Arun residents are being asked for their help to name a new landscaped park in Bognor Regis, which is currently in the design stage.
The park, which currently has the working title of ‘Linear Park’, is set to transform Hothamton car park into a modern, urban park created to provide hours of entertainment for all who visit.
The final design is now being decided upon. Fully accessible, it could feature a Water Play Plaza, land moulds for imaginative play, a natural play area, a performance area, and an amphitheatre-style tiered grass lawn. This will sit alongside a central market square with seating, and a café with both inside and outside seating.
The park is being designed to host a rolling events programme and could also include a trim-trail for adults seeking to get fit, along with plenty of seating.
The site will be well lit so it can be enjoyed after dusk and planting built into the park setting will obscure the parked cars, giving the area the look and feel of a park rather than a car park.
The park and car park design will make it a safe place where people can spend time relaxing and enjoying the many activities.
The £3million proposal includes marketing the western part of the car park site in the future to developers for residential and commercial use.
And now, Arun District Council is asking the public to choose a name for the park from the following options:
- Pavilion Park – the site was the location of a building called the Pavilion
- Princess Charlotte Park – the granddaughter of George III spent her summers in Bognor Regis for several years in the early 1800s
- Duke of Sussex Park – in honour of the New Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Councillor Mrs Gillian Brown, Leader of Arun District Council and Cabinet Member for Economy, said: “The new park will have something for everyone so I would encourage all residents to get involved in choosing a name for this fantastic facility which will really help to regenerate Bognor Regis.”
To help decide the name of the park, you can vote online on the ADC website https://www.arun.gov.uk/bognor-regis-park-poll, or in the foyer at Bognor Regis Town Hall.