01273 503477 (Chalet Cafe)
Playground, Football, Cricket, Bowling, Tennis, Multi-sports area, 500m cycle velodrome, Toilets, Healthwalks
Take the 5 or 5A from the city centre towards Patcham. Get off when you see the park.
Preston Park was Brighton's first and largest planned park. It was brought by Brighton Corporation in 1883 for the sum of £50,000 from Mr William Bennett-Stanford who owned the Preston Manor estate. The purchase (£50,000) and layout cost (£22,868) was funded by a bequest of £70,000 from a local bookmaker, William Edmund Davies in 1879. The park was formally declared open on 8 November 1884. Preston Park has undergone a major lottery-funded restoration project - find out more on our Preston Park restoration project pages. In 2008, it was recognised with another Green Flag award.