Parks and Gardens


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

Western Lawns King Edward’s Parade. Leads up to the Wish Tower – open days/tours. (Martello Tower). Large open space, used for public events, Bistrot Pierre restaurant, RNLI Museum.
Small car park, blue badge spaces, gives access to promenades.

Gildredge Park Entrances in Dittons Road, Compton Place Road and The Goffs. 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. No toilets.

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. Weekly park run. Street parking. The 14 mile Cuckoo Trail starts here, part of National Cycle Network.