Brookfield Park is managed and styled as a country park wrapped around a modern housing estate on the outskirts of Littlehampton. It covers approximately 10 hectares.
The Park was opened to the public in May 2000 having previously been occupied by the Horticultural Research institute; GCRI.
The landscape is host to some 8000 trees, lake/SUDs systems, grassland and wildflower meadows connected with significant Fittleworth stone footpaths.
The lake and its surrounds offer an excellent wildlife refuge, where local ornithologists regularly record waterfowl numbers. The lake and eco islands are also a haven for wildlife.
The park in general is maintained with habitat conservation in mind, however areas are set aside for outdoor recreation pursuits with the provision of 3 playareas and MUGA.
Brookfield is increasingly becoming a ‘destination’ park for the local area is regularly used by the community from around the district, with its play area being a significant draw.
In readiness to celebrate the parks 20th year the Council decided to set in place a series of improvements and strategic aspirations for the park, with the award of the Green Flag being a principle objective for the 2020/21 season.
The Council recently declared a Climate Emergency and recognises the very important role our parks have in mitigating some of the impacts. The management plan will evolve over the next ten years as the Council embarks on a deeper understanding regarding how we can best support our communities through excellent parks.