Parks and Gardens

We manage and maintain several recreational areas in the district with facilities ranging from children’s play areas to ponds and sports pitches.

Malling Recreation Ground, Lewes

A riverside recreation ground located in central Lewes off Spences lane. It is home to the Waterloo Bonfire Society, site of one of the many Bonfire societies that turn Lewes into a spectacular site of sound and vision every November 5th. Free car is parking available adjacent to the children's play area.

Facilities include:

  • Children's play area
  • Scenic views of the river
  • 4 football pitches

Bell Lane Recreation Ground, Lewes

An area of open space with no formal sports ground, located off Bell Lane, Lewes.

  • Children's play area
  • Lawn area

Landport Recreation Ground, Lewes

An area of open grass land with a secluded pond at one end, located on the Landport estate in Lewes.

  • Children's play area
  • Cycle agility course
  • Ball games wall

Southover Grange Gardens

  • The gardens date from the 16th century and are managed by us for the public to enjoy.

Stanley Turner Ground, Lewes

The Stanley Turner Ground is located on the Kingston Road just outside Lewes. The facilities include free on-site parking.

  • Small children's play area
  • 3 rugby pitches
  • 2 senior football pitches
  • Cricket table
  • Changing facilities with showers

Telscombe Playing Fields, Telscombe

Telscombe Playing Fields are located at the northern end of Telscombe Cliffs Way. Facilities include a free on-site car park.

3 senior football pitches
2 mini football pitches
Changing facilities with showers

Eastside Recreation ground, Newhaven

This public open space is the smaller of the two in Newhaven and is located at Norton Road. The facilities consist of:

  • Senior football pitch
  • Public conveniences
  • Changing facilities
  • Children's play area

Walmer Road Recreation Ground, Seaford

An area of open land situated in Walmer road Seaford. The facilities available are:

  • 2 senior football pitches
  • Sports changing rooms
  • Children's play area
  • On road parking

Fort Road Recreation Ground, Newhaven

Fort Road Recreation Ground is the larger of two recreation grounds in Newhaven. It is located at the southern end of Fort Road.

Lying at the foot of the proposed Castle Hill Nature Reserve, Fort Road Recreation Ground has a number of amenities to offer, whether for those taking a leisurely walk or those wishing to participate in more energetic pursuits such as tennis or jogging. During the summertime cricket is played on the square, with bowls on the manicured bowling green, while in the winter season football takes over as the main sport.

Formal bedding displays give a brilliance of colour to the north entrance, while if looking for a more natural setting, the southern end boasts a spectacular view of the Seven Sisters cliff formation. Public conveniences are available on site with free on-street parking.

Facilities include:

  • Bowling green
  • Cricket square
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Senior football pitch
  • Formal bedding displays
  • Children's play area
  • Public conveniences
  • Sports changing facilities
  • Free on-street parking