Seaside Rec

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!

Yours sincerely

Mrs Carol Bowman


   Upgrade Seaside Rec (in progress)


   New access gates  (completed)

   New Playpark Equipment (completed)

   New Planted Area   (part completed)

   All Weather Path  (completed)

   New Toilet Facilities

   CafĂ©  On Site (phase one 2020)


We would like to thank all our sponsors...


Devonshire West Big Local


Madeira Windows


Best Demolition


Vital Signs - Ensign - Home | Facebook


Domsalla Builders


Gordon Sinclair Roofing

Bob Clancy

Advanced Blockage Clearance

Also our continuing thanks to... 

Councillor Steve Wallis

Eastbourne Borougn Council






We would like to thank all those that have donated raffle prizes...

Bazza West  (painting by mouth)


Marine Pub Voucher

LJ's Fish and Chips for 2

South East Dayrider Voucher 

Spa Valley Railway voucher for 4

The Beauty Bar voucher

Bourne Barbers voucher + goody bag

Demon Barbers voucher

Ahead 4 Hair voucher

Headliners Hair Studio voucher


Timeline to our  acheivements...

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

Funday August 2017

Additional notice boards 2107   

Additional saplings planted  2017

Addition seating completed May 2018

Funday 2018

Funday 2019

Work on the cafe started October 2019

Cafe / snack bar to open 2020



The new  improved play park area, was choosen by its main users (528 local school children voted by ballot ) on which design they wanted.

We would like to thank:

Stephen Rimmer for carrying out the legal work involved in securing our lease on the pavillion free of charge. We are most grateful.