Parks in Brighton
- 25th July 2018
- Posted by: Internship in Brighton
- Category: The Best of Brighton
The parks in Brighton are some of the largest and oldest parks in the south east of England. They are known for their history, greenery and composure.
The following parks are known for more than their beauty. They are modern spaces that host festivals and celebrations as well as being the vocal point of Brighton’s people. It’s where people go to enjoy some time away from their busy routines.
The city’s largest urban park is also one of Brighton’s oldest parks and it was Brighton’s first public park, so it holds a great reputation. It has numerous football pitches, tennis courts, bowling’s greens, a cycling track and a cricket pitch, and is the scene for festivals and popular events. Preston Park is a great place for students/interns to visit, as its location is close to the city centre.
The Stanmer estate covers 5,000 acres, mainly parkland but also holds two farms and a village street. It is very close to the University of Sussex, so it’s very popular with students. Stanmer Park feels far enough away from the centre of Brighton to feel like you have escaped for the day, yet it is only a short bus journey from town. Walking between the lodges at the Lewes road entrance you have the choice of heading towards the village, manor house and the tearooms, or turning left towards the woodland which is beautiful when the bluebells are out.
Situated east from the heart of the city and the seafront, Queens Park offers a nice, big, rambling area to walk and relax, with plenty of open features and relaxed spaces to enjoy a summer’s day. Queens Park is a Victorian park with more of a city park feel than the suburban expanse of Preston Park. There is a kids playground, and an old-school duck pond, and often there are events here – in summer you can sometimes find little stalls selling local produce for example, and earlier this year there was spectacular fire festival – a summer bonfire night with fire displays and glowsticks.
The Level has become one of the largest public spaces in Brighton and Hove. Renovated in 2013, the public park is popular with students as it is also close to many student homes. With a thriving skate park and green park landscape close to the London Road area in Brighton, the Level is a park that invites the busy city people to do something active. There is a bike track around the green grassy area, also with specialist play equipment for the hearing and sight impairments, catering for all.