Play Areas & Skate Parks


In line with latest Government guidelines Children’s Play Areas, Multi Use Games Areas, Skate Parks and Outdoor Gym Equipment remain open. Children must be supervised at all times. Maintain social distancing. Consider taking hand sanitiser. Consider taking cleaning wipes to clean touch points. Please see the attached Guidance about the Re-Opening of Arun's Parks.

Parks and cemeteries are currently open but people must maintain social distancing from others and follow government guidelines around groups/numbers of people with whom you can meet.


We are proud to offer a wide range of outdoor spaces suitable for families, with recreation facilities for children of all ages, as well as scenic areas to relax and walk in. The Arun area is home to over 90 play areas, including two BMX tracks, seven basketball courts and seven skate parks. You can learn more about some of our most popular parks on our Parks page. Our Parks and Greenspace team work hard, in conjunction with our contractors, Tivoli Group Ltd, to ensure all our outdoor spaces are maintained to the highest standards. You can contact us by email at or call us on 01903 737951 to discuss any of our parks.


Health & safety and play strategy

Safety is paramount to us, and the play equipment at our parks undergoes weekly inspections by trained, DBS checked personnel.  In addition, risk assessments are compiled by independent inspectors, and sites are further independently inspected by the council's insurers.

We are proud of the high standards of our parks, however we face daily challenges from antisocial behaviour and vandalism and are grateful to members of the public for alerting us to these matters.  If you find a problem, such as glass or vandalism, at any of our parks, please contact us by email at  or call us on  01903 737951 to inform us so we can remedy the situation promptly.

We have recently adopted a new Play Area strategy, which you can read more about in the following document:  Play-Area-Stategy-2018 (1).pdf [pdf] 963KB .  If you have any questions regarding this, please get in touch with us.


Skate Parks

We have seven skate parks within our area. These can be found at the following locations:

Canada Road Skate Park, Arundel
Avisford Park Skate Park, Nyetimber Lane, Aldwick
Bersted Park, Lakeland Avenue, Bersted
Esplanade Skate Park, Bognor Regis
Lashmar Skate Park, Lashmar Road, East Preston 
Sea Road Skate Park, Littlehampton
Larksfield Skate Park, Middleton-on-Sea
You can email us your comments or feedback on our skate parks at