The ever popular Bark in the Park is on its way back. The dog show, supported by Coastway Vets, will take place again on Sunday, 18th July in the dog area of the park.

The return will be subject to the latest Government guidance on COVID safety measures for outdoor events.

The fun event will include the following classes:

  1. Cutest puppy
  2. Handsome dog
  3. Prettiest girl
  4. Doggy triathlon
  5. Golden oldie (>7 years old)
  6. Best rescue
  7. Temptation alley
  8. Fancy dress
  9. Best trick
  10. Sausage catcher
  11. BEST IN SHOW

We welcome sponsorship for each of the categories. For prices click HERE.

Sign-up to join the guided bat walk

August 15th, 2022

Huw Morgan, Sussex Wild Life Trust‘s, Brighton and Hove Project Officer, will be conducting a guided tour of Queen’s Park to reveal the secrets of its resident bat population.

Numbers for this event are strictly limited to 15 people and anyone interested in joining the tour should email: chair@fqpbrighton.net to reserve your place, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
The tour will start from the Queen’s Park Tennis Club at 7pm on Thursday, 15th September.

Second conducted Elm tree walk arranged

August 10th, 2022

The first conducted Elm collection walk, that took place in July was such a success, it is to be repeated in September.

Peter Bourne, Brighton & Hove’s unofficial Elm Curator (pictured), has agreed to conduct another guided tour of the Elm collection in Queen’s Park. The tour will take place on Saturday, 17th September starting at 11:30 am from the Quiet Garden.

Anyone interested in coming on the tour should email: chair@fqpbrighton.net

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.

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.

Locations for new trees

March 13th, 2022

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.

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.

Today’s tree planting is postponed

February 5th, 2022
Today’s planned volunteer day, which was to be dedicated to planting the first phase of trees funded through our successful Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) bid, has had to be temporarily postponed.

Unfortunately, Cityparks have, so far, been unable to secure the right species from their usual nursery suppliers. They are busy beavering away and aim to have purchased the trees to allow us to re-schedule the tree planting volunteer day. It will now take place on Saturday, 26th February. Specific timings and the locations in the park will be announced nearer the day.

We apologise for the short notice of the postponement of today’s tree planting session. It was out of our control.

Anyone still wishing to volunteer to support the Cityparks tree planting team on 26th February, please register your interest HERE.