Hove Park


Tucked between Shirley Drive and Old Shoreham Road, Hove Park is a recreation ground with a squarish field with a small pavilion at the centre. The area is especially popular with familes due to it’s local schooling and connections through the centre and beyond.

History

In the late 1970s the park was the training ground for Brighton and Hove Albion. The area is one of quiet suburban respectability. It grew rapidly in the inter-war period around a church, a working farm, and the Goldstone pumping station. The park is very popular with local residents and dog walkers throughout the year. A paved path goes all round the park, approximately 1.89 kilometres in length, and is often used by walkers and runners. There are also several paved paths cross-secting the park at various points. Brighton & Hove Albion’s traditional home, the Goldstone Ground was opposite the park, until it was demolished.

The area

Hove Park has some of the largest mock Tudor detached homes, set in large gardens along  tree-lined roads. There are all kinds of architecture on show here and, in recent years, tiny pockets of land have been developed into some exciting new properties where the design amazing. But for most people Hove Park has mostly family homes due to the local schools and eduction closeby. The main schools for the area would be Hove Park School which is a school, sixth form & launage college.

Getting here!

You can get to Hove Park by either bus, car and train! Stations closeby would be either Aldrington or Hove Railway Station. Buses are also served by Brighton and Hove bus company. Finally if you are ever in the Hove Park area, you must visit the 2,000 ft (approx) long miniature railway, which is open on occasional weekends and bank holidays throughout spring, summer and autumn. The railway is run by the Brighton & Hove Society of Miniature Locomotive Engineers, which was formed from part of Brighton Model Engineers in 1962.

 

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