Residents urged to use quieter green spaces

Crawley Borough Council is urging residents to visit green spaces other than Tilgate Park in a bid to ensure social distancing.

During this period of warm weather, Tilgate Park has been extremely busy, making it difficult for visitors to socially distance.

Crawley is blessed with a wide range of green spaces across the town so the council is encouraging residents to explore somewhere different and reduce the burden on Tilgate Park and the residential streets nearby, while the car parks remain closed.

The biggest green spaces are Broadfield Park, Goffs Park, Memorial Gardens, the Mill Pond and Bewbush Water Gardens, Southgate Park, West Green Park and Worth Park. Several of these have free parking if you’re travelling by car.

In addition there are smaller parks and playing fields across the whole town. For more details on Crawley’s gardens and park visit

All of these parks offer something different, from wildfowl on lakes, Victorian architecture and large expanses of grass.

Councillor Peter Lamb, Leader of the Council, said: “Preventing a second outbreak of Covid-19 means practicing social distancing at all times when away from home. Current visitor numbers at Tilgate Park make enforcing social distancing impossible, which is why we are actively asking residents not to visit the park at this time.”

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