Opened in September 2018, Easebourne Park lies to the north of Wheelbarrow Castle (although it cannot be seen from the road) and is adjacent to Easebourne CE Primary School.
The Park has 2 main entrances. The western end can be accessed on foot or by car through the Primary School gates, simply turn into the school drive, continue past the school on your left and into the free public car park. The eastern end can on be accessed on foot from Wheelbarrow Castle, up a set of steps and follow the path until you see a ramp that enters the Park.
A space for all in the heart of the community
Officially opened on September 1st 2018, Easebourne Park is now enjoyed by many, young and old, for play or for relaxation. The Park was designed to blend in with it’s National Park surroundings, with natural oak dens and trails as well as a mix of traditional play.
Since opening, the Parish Council have continued to fund raise and consult with the community on what people want to see added to the space. So far we have added picnic benches, a fully accessible roundabout, an innovative climbing and play area for our youngest visitors and we’ve enhanced the surface of the perimeter path. At the beginning of 2020 despite all the challenges brought about by Covid, construction began of The Roundhouse, a multi-purpose covered shelter created by local partners Artizans of Wood. We’ve continued to plant further trees, create innovative sculptures from tree trunks and most recently built two off-grid eco toilets.
Plans are now in the development stages for the creation of a small community space that can be used by local groups to raise awareness and funds including the pop-up provision of food and drinks.
In November 2019 Easebourne Park proudly received a design award from the South Downs National Park Authority, the first award of it’s kind and the result of a public vote, beating 15 other design projects to the trophy.
History – With the loss of the former Easebourne play-park imminent, the Parish Council looked for another space to take the place of the play-park. The Parish Council had ambitious plan though – this space was not just going to be a play-park, but a community space that could be used and enjoyed by the whole community. Accordingly, a 25 year lease (with an option for another 25 years) was signed in Dec 2015 with West Sussex County Council, for a 5 acre former sports field, immediately to the south and east of the Easebourne Primary School car park.
Save for a few dog-walkers, this space had lain unused since 2008. After much consultation, a final plan for the field was decided and fundraising started towards what was to be called simply, Easebourne Park.
Ariel shot of the 5 acre field, curtesy of Google maps.
Easebourne Park Loos opening times Further to the post earlier this week, the Parish Council have now reviewed the additional budget required to keep one of the loos open over the autumn/winter months. It has been agreed to trial keeping one loo open 7 days a week, during the [...]
Mike Noble2023-10-12T14:03:08+01:00October 12th, 2023|
Easebourne Park Loos opening times Following some community feedback, the Parish Council are reviewing the seasonal closing of the park loos. Presently it is scheduled that both loos will close on 30 October. It's possible that one loo can remain open for longer, but that does have financial implications [...]
Mike Noble2023-10-09T18:39:35+01:00October 9th, 2023|
It's almost that time of year again, our FREE annual Picnic in the Park is back, this coming Bank Holiday Monday! From 12 until 4pm, there will be live music in The Roundhouse by local duo Chloe & Tom and also we welcome back the B3's who played for [...]
Mike Noble2023-08-23T13:41:00+01:00August 23rd, 2023|
We're pleased to report that after our CCTV captured the incident in the Park on the 14th July that resulted in one of our Eco-Loos being closed, the culprits have come forward to own up to causing the damage. No further action will be taken by the authorities on this [...]
Mike Noble2023-07-27T16:49:21+01:00July 27th, 2023|
It's depressing to report that last night, Friday 21st July, the Eco Loo in the Park was the scene of further vandalism. Between 7pm and 9.30pm two youths were observed arriving in the Park by bike, one red mountain bike, one black mountain bike, each with black rucksacks. They [...]
Mike Noble2023-07-22T17:40:38+01:00July 22nd, 2023|
We're very sorry to report that there has been a theft from the new Eco Loos in the Park. After the vandalism to one of the doors last week, which has now been repaired at a cost to the Council, yesterday the hand sanitisers were stolen from both Loos. [...]
Mike Noble2023-07-20T13:19:29+01:00July 20th, 2023|
We're delighted to announce that Picnic in the Park will be back in 2023, this time on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August! From 12 until 4pm, there will be live music in The Roundhouse by local duo Chloe & Tom and also we welcome back the B3's who played for [...]
Mike Noble2023-07-18T15:10:46+01:00July 18th, 2023|
After the recent vandalism to The Roundhouse in the Park, we're sorry to report that yesterday there was an incident of vandalism to our new Eco Loos. At around 4pm yesterday, Friday 14th July a group of 5 youths were caught on CCTV causing serious damaged to one of [...]
Mike Noble2023-07-27T16:33:06+01:00July 15th, 2023|
Please be advised that some minor works are taking place in Easebourne Park today including the repair of the vandalism in the Roundhouse and some minor fixes in the Loos. Please bear with us and the team on site if they are working on something you were hoping to use [...]
Mike Noble2023-07-07T09:55:35+01:00July 7th, 2023|
We are extremely sad to see that the Roundhouse has suffered a fresh round of vandalism in the last few weeks, the most recent being yesterday. Each time the damage has occurred to the inside of the roof structure, by the use of a ball, stick or bat being hit [...]
Mike Noble2023-07-06T18:14:30+01:00July 6th, 2023|
You may have noticed that some work was taking place in the Park today, replacing the toddler swings, replacing the trampolines and some of the safety matting on other equipment. Thank you for your patience if something has not been available during your visit. There are a few more pieces [...]
Mike Noble2023-06-28T16:53:02+01:00June 28th, 2023|
Sadly it looks like Tom and The Goatbox will not be joining us in the Park over the summer. Although feedback to him and us was fantastic and people seemed to love him being there, there just wasn't a sufficient level of business to make it viable for him to [...]
Mike Noble2023-06-24T09:32:14+01:00June 24th, 2023|
Easebourne Park was looking fabulous in the sunshine today, with the new Roundhouse Roof and our Eco-loo. It takes a lot of work to keep the Park looking as good as it does. Some of this work is carried out by contractors but a lot of smaller jobs are [...]
Mike Noble2023-07-18T15:12:52+01:00June 2nd, 2023|