Brooklands Park and playground
The Public Meeting held at the Richmond Rooms on 24th October 2017 was well attended and included an update from Council Officers on the forming of a 'Friends of Brooklands' Community Group. The presentation including an update from Peter King - Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust on the forthcoming work on Restoring the 'Broadwater Brook' to improve the water quality upstream from Brooklands.
There was also an update from Jacob Dew, Project Manager for Five Rivers Environmental Contractors, on the works undertaken to date on Brooklands Lake regarding draining, fencing and fish protection ahead of the project start on site with excavators etc around 13th November 2017.
Public meeting 24th October 2017:
Public meeting 21st November 2017:
- Friends of Brooklands Meeting - 21st November 2017 (2,220KB)
- Public Meeting - Brooklands Lake - 21st November 2017 (8,542KB)
- PR17-165 - Five Rivers make great progress restoring Brooklands lake to its former glory
- PR17-143 - Future looks bright for Brooklands Park as lake is drained ahead of makeover
- PR17-112 - Residents show support for a Friends of Brooklands Park group
- PR17-102 - Council announces name of company to revive Brooklands Lake
- PR17-068 - Bright future ahead for Worthing's much-loved Brooklands Park
Photo: View across the lake at Brooklands Park
- Smaller children's play equipment - 2 to 6 years typically
- Older children's play equipment - 6 years onwards typically
This site is located off the seafront on the eastern border of Worthing with the neighbouring town of Lancing.
It was once a Council waste tip until reclaimed in the late 1950s. It is now a large (45 acres) open space offering a range of sports and leisure facilities around an eight acre boating lake.
Brooklands also has a café which is presently temporarily closed, miniature railway, children's playground, accessible play equipment, boating lake, tractor rides, nine hole Par 3 golf course, pitch-n-putt, putting green, go-kart track and paddling pool (open during the summer) which are available all year round and are very welcoming for children of all ages and abilities; together with some landscaped areas that provide year round interest for all ages. Activities for Halloween and Christmas are also organised. For more information about the facilities at Brooklands Park please contact the concessionaire, Mr McCluskey.
All in all Brooklands offers a fantastic day out for the whole family!
Please note: September 2017 update: The Rampion wind farm project has completed the cable laying phase across the area where the We Cycle Too track lies. The reinstatement works are due to be completed sometime in Spring 2018.
We play too
The playground at Brooklands caters for children from toddlers up to teenagers and has a range of fully inclusive play equipment plus accessible equipment designed for children living with a disability, such as wheelchair swings.
Although the Council's playground was already existing on the site, a local organisation 'We Play Too' was set up by a local mum as her daughter, who requires a wheelchair to get around, had no opportunities to play in Worthing's playgrounds or even to play with her brother which she very much wanted to.
We Play Too raised funds for an extension to Brooklands playground, provide a special toilet block equipped with a hoist and other specialist equipment for parents, provide designated parking and access improvements.
As a result Brooklands playground has doubled in size and now has two wheelchair swings to allow children to use the equipment and play together. Sound sensory equipment was also installed and is well used. The roundabout is fully inclusive, as is the basket swing and see-saw unit.
For more details see the 'all inclusive play park' - 'We Play too' - on the Brooklands Park website (currently off line www.brooklandspark.co.uk).
We cycle too
Following the success of the above 'We Cycle Too' which is an extension of 'We Play Too' has again fundraised and has installed a hard surfaced cycle track for wheelchair bicycles and bicycles suitable for children living with a wide range of disabilities. There are several bicycles on site which can be hired for use on the cycle track.
For more details see the 'Disabled bikes and track' - 'We Play Too' - on the Brooklands Park website (currently off line www.brooklandspark.co.uk).
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For more details about the go-karts see the Brooklands go-karts website.
Contact Parks Group
Adur & Worthing Councils,
9 Commerce Way,
Lancing Business Park,
Contact Concessionaire - Kevin McCluskey