Located near the town centre by the tallest building in Bognor Regis, are the Hothampton Sunken Gardens, a delightful place to relax. There is also a childrens play area at the north end of the gardens. The Sunken Gardens are partially maintained by the Bognor Regis community gardeners who are group of friendly gardening enthusiasts who get together a few times a month to garden in the centre of town.
'A little oasis by the sea' - 'what a lovely place to play tennis' - 'An Idyllic place to play Bowls' - A few comments from people that have visited this recreational space in Bognor Regis. Swansea Gardens is a quiet place to play tennis and bowls or just to relax, have your lunch or read a book. There is free parking available on site (limited spaces) for anyone using the facilities. Bowling and tennis equipment is available to hire. Swansea Gardens is open to the public from April through till the end of September.
To the West of Bognor Regis is West Park. Situated close to Aldwick Beach, West Park is a large open park with it’s own Café, children’s play area and, pay and display parking. During the year, West Park is the venue for many events such as funfairs shows and similar.
West park as it is now known, was formally called the West End Car Park and is constantly used throughout the year by the residents of Bognor for local out of season events as well as, dog walking, flying kites, and even testing new inventions!
Avisford park Rose Green is a flat green grassed area covering approximately 8 acres which provides a valuable recreational area.
The park is used regularly for local football matches, dog walkers and residents. In 1988 there was plans to build a large retail outlet on the green, but due to strong opposition the plan was dropped.
Tucked away in the heart of Felpham Village is Old Rectory Gardens.
About an acre in size, this is an attractive spot with seating and is regularly used by the local residents of Felpham. Located opposite the gardens to the east, is the Fox public House and adjacent to the south is Blake’s Cottage where the poet William Blake once lived.
Covering and area of approximately 13 acres, King George V Playing Fields in Felpham is a popular and valuable resource used by local residents as well as visitors to relax, walk their dogs and exercise.
At some week ends, football matches and practice take place.
Facilities include :
Childrens play area - swings / slides
Tarmac perimeter walkway of some 3/4''s of a mile (1160 metres) in length.
Sir Richard Hotham''s house which he built in 1792, stands as reminder of someone who long ago saw the potential of Bognor Regis because if its location and built on it. The original house is now privately owned and can be seen in Hotham Park. Located just five minutes walk from the town centre and 2 minutes from the beach, Hotham Park in 2008/9 underwent a £2.2 million restoration project to improve facilities. Further work is ongoing.
Regular music and other events take place at the bandstand within the grounds during the summer months. The Hotham Park country fair and the Southdowns music festival in August are a must visit.
Facilities at Hotham Park Include:
Mediterranean and tropical gardens with specimen trees from around the world.
Children''s play area
An 18 hole adventure golf course. (New 2018)
Pay and display car park
There is no admission fee to the park itself, and only small charges for use of the concessionary facilities such as the miniature railway, boating lake, and golf etc.
The Marine Park Gardens are situated to the West of Bognor Regis in Aldwick and are opposite the beach in Marine Drive West. Within the Marine Park Gardens, there is an 18 hole putting green, plenty of seating and water fountain at the western end of the gardens. During the summer months, the flower beds are full of colour and design. All in all, a great place to relax and take in nature.