From wildlife areas to traditional parks, there’s something for everyone in Crawley.
Here are some of our best parks:
Bewbush Brook feeds the Bewbush Water Gardens , creating a large pond which supports white water lilies and other aquatic plants. You can follow the route of the Greenway through the gardens on to Ifield Mill Pond.
Across the A23 from Tilgate Park, Broadfield Park has a combination of ornamental gardens and landscaped lawns in the grounds of Broadfield House.
Set in over 50 acres just a short walk from the Town Centre, Goffs Park is the oldest of Crawley's Parks, and has a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere.
The Memorial Gardens offer a haven of peace and quiet in the middle of the busy Town Centre. The gardens have plenty of mature trees and an abundance of seasonal bedding.
Close to the town centre, Southgate Park offers everything from bowls to skateboarding, with an active social club and an area of peaceful natural woodland.
Ornamental trees, some dating back to the 19th century, complement the natural woodland within Tilgate Park .
Voted number one children's attraction in Sussex by readers of the Evening Argus, there is something for everyone.
The old English country garden atmosphere still remains at Worth Park (formerly known as Milton Mount), with its Fountain Garden, Sundial and Camellia Walk.
An easy walk from the Town Centre, West Green Park was extended in 1997 to celebrate Crawley's 50th Birthday.
Looking after Parks & Gardens
Click on the link to read our Green Space Strategy which sets out how we and our partners plan to help improve the provision of green space in Crawley.
Crawley Borough Council is committed to the promotion, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, and we want to ensure that Crawley's natural
environment is protected and maintained and new wildlife habitats are created in our parks and open spaces, where possible. Residents and visitors alike have an important part to play in the conservation and protection of our local wildlife. Please avoid trampling tall vegetation, keep dogs under control where requested - remember the Poop-Scoop Byelaws and of course, do not leave litter.
It is our intention to make our parks and open spaces a pleasure for everyone who uses them. That is why it is an offence to allow a dog to leave a mess in most parts of Crawley. So, if you have your dog with you, carry a poop-scoop and look out for the dog bins. Remember £50 on the spot fines are issued by Community Wardens with the possibility of prosecution and fines up to £1000 for dog owners who refuse to clear up.
Buchan Park is right on the border of Crawley, and offers picnic and fishing areas, a classroom, toilets and free car parking facilities.
The park is owned and managed by West Sussex County Council, and provides guided walks, family events, holiday activities, volunteer days, and school visits. For further information contact the park direct on 01293 542088.
There are many gardens in the area surrounding Crawley which are well worth a visit. Click on any of the links below to visit their sites.
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