Queens Park Play Area Consultation

Closed 8 Apr 2022

Opened 25 Feb 2022


The play area at Queens Park is set to have an upgrade.  The council has been working closely with the Friends of Queens Park and would like your views on how the play area can be improved, making it accessible to all.

This online survey is a great opportunity for local people, particularly parents/carers, to identify potential improvements and help shape the future of the play area for children and young people.

Due to ongoing maintenance requirements, water play does not feature as part of this scheme, however, the new equipment installed will provide layered play, primarily for children aged 6+, inclusive of all levels of ability.

Other areas of the open space will remain for informal play and leisure, with the new play features complimenting the existing play equipment.

All safety surfacing will conform to BS EN 1177 European safety standards for play surfacing.

It will be completed over 2 phases:

Phase 1

The first phase of the consultation covers the red highlighted area below, which currently includes swings, basket swings and an accessible roundabout:

Following the results of the consultation, Brighton & Hove City Council will begin the tendering process with a view to the play improvements being completed by 2023.

Phase 2

Phase Two is subject to possible fundraising by the Friends of Queens Park, with support from the council and the local community.

The play features to remain are: - Sandpit, train, playhouse, toddler swings, multi-play unit, multi-user seesaw and embankment slide.

This project is funded using Section 106 contributions, received from developers as part of the planning process.  Therefore, these funds must be used to develop play in the specific area and cannot be used for any other purpose.

Due to this, please note that the toilets and café are not included as part of this consultation.

Once the consultation has closed, all the feedback will be carefully considered to help shape how we move forward to improve the play space.