Events and News

Carols in the Park returns

The ever popular Carols in the Park, organise by the Friends of Queen’s Park, returns on Friday, 2nd December.

It will take place outside the Royal Spa Nursery starting at 6.30 pm.

Music will be provided by the Salvation Army brass band and the Vox Community choir.

Mulled wine and mince pies will be served with all proceeds raised going to the maintenance of the park.

Download the carols sheet HERE.

This year’s event is being sponsored by solicitors Taylor Rose, local estate agents The Agency UK and The Open Bakery with the support of Star Fish and Coffee.

News

Carols in the Park returns

October 29th, 2022

The ever popular Carols in the Park, organise by the Friends of Queen’s Park, returns on Friday, 2nd December.

It will take place outside the Royal Spa Nursery starting at 6.30 pm.

Music will be provided by the Salvation Army brass band and the Vox Community choir.

Mulled wine and mince pies will be served with all proceeds raised going to the maintenance of the park.

Download the carols sheet HERE.

This year’s event is being sponsored by solicitors Taylor Rose, local estate agents The Agency UK and The Open Bakery with the support of Star Fish and Coffee.

Sapling tree trail is set up

September 1st, 2022

The Friends of Queen’s Park, working with Dr Simon Edwards, the developer of the innovative App TiCL, has established its first tree trail.

For the first of what it is hoped will be many trails, the Friends Group decided to create one for the saplings purchased with funds awarded following a successful bid to the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund.

In March 2022 fifteen out of the 24 saplings purchased with the £14,300 awarded were planted by a team of volunteers supported City Parks’ Mark Syrett. They were placed in suitable locations around the park best suited to the species. The remaining saplings will be planted during the coming dormant season.

The additions to the park’s tree stock has kick-started the Friends of Queen’s Park engagement with local school and in July nearly 150 local school children helped to mulch the saplings.

Visitors to the park can download the TiCL App free-of-charge and look for the Friends of Queen’s Park Tree Trail.

Wherever visitors enter the park the nearest sapling will appear at the top of a list of nearby trees. An image of the tree in situ will be displayed and there will be a link providing more information about what is being looked at.

Using the App the Friends of Queen’s Park will be creating more tree trails in the future, as well as looking at others such as areas of historic interest in the park. Each will have a unique QR code.

A new date for Bark in the Park 2022 announced

July 18th, 2022

The predicted extreme heat forecasts for the original date for Bark in the Park forced us to take the unprecedented decision to postpone the popular event for the wellbeing of the dogs.

Working with Coastways Vets, our headline sponsor, we have rescheduled Bark to take place on Sunday, 11th September. Registration will start at 11 am with the event closing with the final class, Best in Show, taking place at 3.30 pm.

What you said about an outdoor gym in Queen’s Park

July 18th, 2022

Thank you for responding to our community survey asking whether you would like to see an outside gym. An overwhelming 82.95% of respondents told us that they would like to see one installed. The most favoured location was the East Drive end of the old bowling green, which had the support of 52.3% responding to the survey.

What you told us has been included in a bid for backing from the Veolia Environmental Trust, which will be considered in their next funding round in September.

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.