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Council's parks facilities and open spaces set to re-open safely in line with Government guidelines

Man and woman on a tennis court

24 Mar 2021

For the latest coronavirus guidance on parks and leisure facilities, visit our Coronavirus: Parks, leisure and venues page

In accordance with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown guidelines, the following Horsham District Council owned parks and countryside facilities will be re-opened for use by the general public from 29 March 2021.

  • In Horsham Park, the outdoor gym areas, tennis courts and ball court will be available for use. The benches alongside the Park Podium bandstand will also be re-instated.
  • Horsham Skate Park remains closed while the future of the site is being assessed and partial repairs are undertaken when the ground conditions are suitable.
  • In Southwater Country Park the café will be open as usual for takeaway services. Please note that the beach area will remain closed.
  • The Pump Track at Highwood will be re-opened for use.
  • The Broadbridge Heath Skate Park and ball courts will also re-open.
  • Warnham Local Nature Reserve will remain open as usual and the Heron’s Rest Café will be open for a limited takeaway service only. The hides will however remain closed as a safety measure.

Other outdoor activities to consider

Alternatively people can enjoy our local countryside by getting out and about and taking part in some of our selected short circular walking routes around the District.

Or they can opt for a cycle ride at their own pace on any of these 44 recommended circular cycle routes.

There is also the opportunity to explore the rich history of our District by taking part in Horsham Museum's new Heritage Trails; some 20 different trails have been created involving engaging walks around our District.

Please note that in line with Government guidelines, if you do decide to meet up to enjoy the outdoors you must still:

  • Meet in groups of up to six people maximum or two households
  • Socially distance and wear face masks where appropriate
  • Take your litter home with you.

Please respect, protect and enjoy our parks and open spaces safely.For media queries please email