The only green space in Devonshire ward ... 2.19 Hectares in size.
Comprising of recreational space of a 5 a side football pitch, childrens play equipment, picnic tables, all weather path, easy access gates and benches to sit and rest.
A 10 minute walk to the sea and a 15 minute walk to the town centre, makes it the ideal spot to stop and play with the children or sit and watch the world go by...
The Friends of Seaside Rec.was formed in April 2014 by local residents with the sole intention of improving and developing the only "Green Space" in the Devonshire Ward. The rec was awarded the Queens Covernant in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee ensuring this only green space is never built on.
As a group we have raised funds by holding annual fun days. The money raised has been used to assist the council to construct an all weather path for disabled access to the park, major improvements to the playground equipment and planting of saplings. There are exciting plans for the future. The rec is well used by the local residents and dog walking community.
We need your help so we can continue to improve and develop these facilities
Thank you for your support and good luck!
Mrs Carol Bowman
Seaside Rec Pavillion Snack Kiosk and Cafe
We would like to thank:
Jose - JC Painting and Decorating
Brian Stimpson of Park Denture Practice (Furniture and fiittings, following retirement from business)
Defibrillator (Masons,Tyrian Lodge Eastbourne)
Our Vision ...
Upgrade Seaside Rec (in progress)
New access gates (completed)
All Weather Path (completed)
New Playpark Equipment (completed)
New Planted Area (part completed)
Kiosk snack box (phase one June 2020 - completed)
Seated café area (phase two July 2020 )
New Toilet Facilities (phase three)
Fund raising started with our first funday in August 2014, now an annual event with colourful stalls, live music and hot food.
Funday August 2014
Funday August 2015
Planted area (completed 2016)
Bulb planting (completed 2016)
Funday August 2016
Sapling planting 2016
New gates (completed 2017)
All weather path (completed 2017)
Major funding was received from DWBL and match
funded by the council in 2016, for new playpark equipment. which was completed in May 2017
The new improved play park area, was choosen by its main users (528 local school children voted by ballot ) on which design they wanted.
Funday August 2017
Additional notice boards 2107
Additional saplings planted 2017
Addition seating completed May 2018
Work on the cafe started October 2019
Cafe named "Paws awhile..."
Snack kiosk opened in June 2020 doing snacks, take aways and ice cream.
Cafe to open in July 2020 dependent on Lockdown conditions
Paws awhile cafe openened on 2 August 2020
We would like to thank all our Fun Day 2019 sponsors...
Gordon Sinclair Roofing
Also our continuing thanks to...
Councillor Steve Wallis
Eastbourne Borough Council
We would like to thank all those that have donated raffle prizes...
Bazza West (painting by mouth)
LJ's Fish and Chips for 2
South East Dayrider Voucher
The Beauty Bar voucher
Bourne Barbers voucher + goody bag
Demon Barbers voucher
Ahead 4 Hair voucher
Headliners Hair Studio voucher