Parks and Gardens


Helen Gardens in King Edwards Parade. Rose Garden, bowls, cafe, putting. Accessible toilet beside pavilion. On-street Parking.


Western Lawns King Edward’s Parade. Leads up to the Wish Tower (Martello Tower). Large open space, used for public events, cafe, RNLI Museum. Limited off-street parking.


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.


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


Hampden Park A beautiful park in north of the town. Wheelchair paths through wooded sections, level path round lake and play area. Accessible toilet outside cafe. Street parking only.


Princes Park Entrances Wartling Road, Channel View Road and Royal Parade. Lake, model boat club, bowls, splash pad, play areas. Street parking or Fort Fun car park. Accessible toilet.

Cafe opening date to be confirmed in 2017.


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.