Events and News

Locations for new trees

The first phase planting of the trees purchased with money from the Friends of Queen’s Park’s successful bid to the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) has been completed. On-going maintenance will now become a focal point for volunteer days. This will include opportunities for local schools to get involve. Local schools were integral to the success UTCF bid.

The last 9 trees will be planted next year.

News

Have your say – should there be an outside gym in the Park?

May 24th, 2022

The Friends of Queen’s Park are considering bidding for funds to allow an outside gym to be installed in park.

However, before committing to making an application the committee has launched its own consultation with the community to test its views about whether it would like to see such an amenity in the park and, importantly, where it should be sited.

To take part in the consultation click HERE.The deadline to respond to our consultation is 5pm on Friday, 10th June.

Sign up for the butterfly walk

May 24th, 2022

Friends of Queen’s Park have teamed up with the Sussex Wildlife Trust  to arrange a series of park walks to kick-start wildlife audit.

The first takes place on Thursday 30th June  between 11.30 and 12:30. it will be led by Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Huw Morgan. Participants are asked to meet at the Queen’s Park Tennis Club.

There are limited places available on the walk, so they will be allocated on a first-com-first served basis. Email your interest to: info@fqpbrighton.net popping ‘Butterfly walk’ in the subject line.

Other conducted wildlife walks in the pipeline will focus on bats and fungi.

Tree planting volunteer day

February 23rd, 2022

You are invited to be part of the Friends of Queen’s Park volunteer force supporting the Cityparks team planting the first phase of trees purchased with the funds awarded to us as a result of our successful bid to the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund.

Where: Open Bakery, 1 West Drive, Brighton BN2 0GD
When: 09:30 am
Until: Approximately 2:30 pm
Clothing advice: Waterproofs and hats in case of rain; Wellington or stout boots (if possible with steel toe caps)
Refreshments: The Friends of Queen’s Park will be supplying hot drinks

The planting will include a replacement for the Peace Tree cherry, which, sadly, has died. The tree forms the focal point each year for a ceremony commemorating victims of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on 6th August 1945.

The new one will be planted close to original tree. The old plaque at the base of the old cherry tree will be re-sited at a later date.

Date for Bark in the Park 2022 is set

February 21st, 2022

The date for the Friends of Queen’s Park (FoQP) popular dog show, Bark in the Park, has been set for Saturday, 9th July.

Once again, Coastway Vets will be partnering with FoQP and all funds raised will be going towards the maintenance of the park.

For anyone interested  sponsoring the classes or taking a stall email: info@fqpbrighton.net

Click HERE to view Bark in the Park 2021 video.

About Queens Park

JourneyOn: travel to and from Queens Park.

Queens Park occupies a beautiful green valley facing south east towards the Channel.

In 1890 Queens Park was bought for the people of Brighton and extensively landscaped.

Queens Park is listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest as Grade 2.

It has a large pond, a cafe, a well equipped playground and 22 acres of of rolling lawns and quiet wooded corners.

It is half a mile from the sea, one third of a mile long and has one and a half miles of footpaths.

It rises from 70 feet above sea level at the bottom to 140 feet at the top.

Parking: Zone C and meter. Some free parking on Queens Park Road and nearby streets.