For the latest information on the re-opening of our outdoor leisure facilities including parks and outdoor gyms please see our Covid-19 Community Support Page.

Mid Sussex District Council is committed to managing all public parks and open spaces to the highest possible standards.

Parks improvements

In Spring 2020, we asked you what we could do to improve four of our parks (Victoria Park, Haywards Heath; St Johns Park, Burgess Hill; Mount Noddy, East Grinstead; Hemsleys Meadow and Finches Field, Pease Pottage). Landscape architects prepared draft designs based on what you said.
The designs showed long term plans for how the parks could be improved over time.
In Summer 2020, you had the chance to comment on these designs, thanks to everyone who did. Landscape Architects have refined these draft masterplans and made suggestions for priority areas for improvement based on your feedback. We will publish the plans once we have identified available funding.

Events in parks

The Council's Parks and Open Spaces play host to a varied programme of events throughout the year. These range from:

  • Fairs
  • Circuses
  • Fetes
  • Village days
  • Bonfire nights
  • Fireworks displays
  • And more

We accept enquiries from all organisations. Our aim is to put on events that will be positive for the local community.

Events take a lot of planning. We can offer you help to do this – but you need to contact us as early as possible with a minimum of 28 days' notice before the planned event.

If you think your event may be higher risk in terms of safety or community impact – please fill in our Safety Advisory Group – event notification form.

Useful documents


Please note: Barbeques are not allowed unless booked with us as part of an organised event.

Contact us

Tel: 01444-477379

Last updated: 26 January 2021