The jewel in the heart of Horsham is Horsham Park, a 24 hectare haven of open space offering something for everyone.
From its agricultural beginnings to its first documented use as space for public entertaining, the park has remained a constant as the town has evolved. Horsham District Council acquired the land in ‘lots’ during the pre and post war era, following it’s designation as ‘Pleasure Grounds’.
Today, Horsham Park forms an important ‘green lung’ in the centre of the town that is used as a traffic free route by pedestrians and cyclists.
Whether visitors choose to take in the tranquility of the formal gardens, relax in a traditional park setting, enjoy playtime with the children or tackle something sportier, there are a host of activities for visitors looking to make the most of their leisure time.
In addition, Horsham Park benefits from having a number of complimentary attractions on its perimeter. The Pavilions in the Park leisure centre, the popular Park Café and The Rec Rooms entertainment centre offer visitors a wealth of leisure opportunities.
During the summer, the park plays host to a full calendar of events, attracting residents from across the district and further afield.
Nature continues to thrive in the park, with well-established trees, wooded area and hedgerows providing habitats for a variety of wildlife. Recent planting initiatives have focused on encouraging pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
The community have always and continue to play an important part in the life of the park.
In 2019, Horsham Park was registered as an Asset of Community Value by community group, The Friends of Horsham Park.