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Brooklands Park and playground

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Brooklands We Play Too 200 x 150

Western Road,
Worthing,
West Sussex,
BN15 8SA

Brooklands Lake Environmental Improvements

The environmental improvement works carried out by Five Rivers Environmental Contractors had largely finished work by summer 2018, the Boardwalk was constructed in late summer which allows greater community access to the lake margins amongst the reeds.

The final stage will be to complete the tree and other planting in winter 2018 which could not be completed earlier due to the delays caused by the excessively wet and cold winter in 2017/18. A large water aerating fountain will also be installed at this time.

There are a number of Press releases available detailing the works and progress to date:

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Brooklands Masterplan

There is a dedicated page for the Brooklands Masterplan which provides further information see:

Photo: View across the lake at Brooklands Park

PR17-068 - View across the lake at Brooklands Park

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Facilities and attractions

Cafe Go Kart Golf Open Space Event Parking facilities Passive Leisure Pleasure Train Playground Public Toilets Wheelchair  


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About this park

PAR 3 Golf Course

The Par 3 Golf course and Pitch and Putt facility remains closed. The Masterplan proposal shows the Par 3 potentially being used as alternative leisure and play facilities as part of the broad vision for the site, themed on science and adventure.

Lake

The lake has a range of functions including a large balancing pond as it serves as a catchment area for a third of Worthing, and is also an important wildlife wetland habitat. Following the renovation to the lake, pleasure boats will not return as these are incompatible with the wildlife that live on, near and thrive in the wetland habitat. There are also a number of throwlines surrounding the lake should anyone enter the lake accidentally.

Café

The on site café has closed. The Masterplan seeks to provide a high quality café outlet on the site with lakeside seating and access.

Miniature Railway

The miniature railway has closed. As part of the future Masterplan, the Council intends to provide a lakeside walk around the whole of the lake with a suitably surface allowing inclusive access where currently it is not provided

Parking

There are two large car parks which are pay and display at both entrances to Brooklands, Brighton Road and Western Road. These include inclusive parking spaces for those requiring it.

Public Toilets

There are public toilets including disability friendly toilets accessed via the National RADAR key scheme which include a hoist for changing needs. These are free to use and are found adjacent to the Car Park on Western Road

Dog Walking

Brooklands Park is popular for dog walking and dog bins are positioned around the site. Dogs are excluded from the Children's play areas and should be controlled when walking around the lake where they may come into contact with the wildlife.

Picnicking

There are several picnic tables for visitors near to the Car Park area just to the north of the Western Road entrance.

Brooklands Park Play Area

Brooklands Park play area is a free to use Council provided play equipment aimed for children from 3 through to 12 years of age accessed from the Car Park on Western Road (although there is pedestrian access across the site from the Southern end).

Large Neighbourhood Equipped Area for Play (NEAP) play area with a focus on disabled and sensory equipment. The play area has both modern and traditional equipment and also has 2 dedicated wheelchair swings that can only be accessed with a radar key.

Under the equipment there is a mixture of wet pour rubber and rubber safer surfacing and the play area has a wide surfaced approach and self-closing gates.

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'We Play Too' and 'We Cycle too'
(accessible play equipment)

We play too

We Play Too - logo

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 also raised funds for an extension to Brooklands playground, provided 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 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.

We cycle too

We Cycle Too - logo

Following the closure of the We Cycle Too cycle track that was created by the Charity, it was decided by the founder Lyn to transfer the project to a specialist outdoor activity centre Lodge Hill based at Watersfield, Near Pulborough, West Sussex.

We wish the We Cycle Too project every success in its new home. For more details about the We Cycle Too project see the Lodge Hill website.

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Go-karts at Brooklands

Go Kart

Go Karts are operated by a concessionaire at the Southern end of Brooklands Park accessed off Brighton Road.

For more details about the go-karts see the Brooklands go-karts website.

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