Events and News

Carols in the Park returns

The first Carols in the Park since lockdown restrictions were lifted will return on Friday, 3rd December at the Royal Spa School, Queen’s Park.

With the Salvation Army brass band providing the music, the Carols kick off at 6.30pm.  Mulled wine and traditional mince pies will be served.

Those attending are urged to bring their own mugs and torches. All proceeds raised will go towards the maintenance of the Park.

Go paperless! 

CAROL SHEET: please click on this link and share with friends

News

Coming soon: have your say on the playground refurbishment

November 25th, 2021

Photograph of Queen’s Park playground courtesy Brighton and Hove News

Brighton & Hove City Council are working closely with Friends of Queen’s Park (FoQP) and members the local community to develop a questionnaire, for the local community to have their say on what a revamped playground should look like. The questionnaire is to be posted on the Council’s consultation portal and, as soon as the consultation is open for responses, FoQP will make an announcement to encourage participation. The analysis of the results will inform the commissioning process and the key play equipment that will be installed in the first phase of the playground refurbishment. Special attention is being given to the durability of materials being used, how they blend with the environment and, importantly, accessibility for children and young people with disabilities.

The revitalisation of the Queen’s Park play playground is part of an ambitious £3 million Council scheme aimed at bringing 42 playgrounds across the city up to date.

Joint funding for Queen’s Park defibrillator

November 25th, 2021

The Friends of Queen’s Park have joined forces with the Queen’s Park Tennis Club to purchase a debribrillator. 

The life-saving equipment is to be fixed to the exterior wall of the tennis clubhouse and first aid and training sessions in its use will be announced once the installation has been completed.

Queen’s Park Tennis Club social membership is now available

November 25th, 2021

Supporters of the Friends of Queen’s Park can now enjoy social membership of Queen’s Park Tennis club.

Social membership will entitle you to use the club’s bar and facilities, as well as getting a discount should you wish to hire the clubhouse for an event.

If you wish to register as a social member of the club click HERE.

Love trees but don’t know what you are looking at?

November 25th, 2021

Register  to  receive  your free tree identification guide to help you learn about trees and connect with the nature around you! Friends of Queen’s Park is supporting the charities, Field Studies Council and Trees for Cities, to connect  people  to  their leafy surroundings by supplying  thousands  of free ID  trees  guides  from January 2022. These guides are available exclusively for residents living in Brighton and Hove and its surrounding areas.

Register by 10th January 2022 to receive your first free guide by post later that month. Availability is limited and will be sent out on a first-come-first-served basis. Register HERE

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.