Parks and Gardens


Helen Gardens in King Edwards Parade. Play area, bowls, cafe, putting green. Accessible toilet beside pavilion. Street Parking.


Western Lawns King Edward’s Parade. Leads up to the Wish Tower (Martello Tower 73 see Friends of Wish Tower website for opening times ). Large open space, used for public events, restaurant (opening in 2019), RNLI Museum. Small car park, blue badge spaces.


Gildredge Park Entrances in Dittons Road, Compton Place Road and The Goffs. Includes bowls, cafe, tennis, play area, and a skate park. Small car park at The Goffs entrance, otherwise street parking. Public toilets not accessible for wheelchairs.

Motcombe Gardens Motcombe Road. Small quiet park with pond. Bowls. Street parking only.

Hampden Park Accessible paths through park and wooded sections, level path round lake and play area. Accessible toilet by cafe. Skate park, bowls, tennis, rugby club. Street parking only.

Princes Park Entrances Wartling Road, Channel View Road and Royal Parade. Lake, model boat club, bowls, splash pad, play areas. Accessible level pathways around most of park. Large field. Accessible toilet by cafe. Street parking or Fort Fun car park.

Shinewater Park Access from Larkspur Drive, Pigs Lane bridle path near The Mill or Edward Road BN23 8AS near Toby Carvery. Large man-made lake, surfaced pathways, fishing, play area and skate park. Street parking. The 14 mile Cuckoo Trail starts here.