About Tilgate Park

Tilgate Park has so much to offer from stunning lakes, lawns and gardens to miles of woodland and bridleways for long leisurely walks. 

Green Flag award winning park also boasts Tilgate Nature Centre and excellent activities and attractions.


All dogs are required to be kept on a lead (maximum 2m) around Tilgate lake, main lawn, Peace Garden and the golf course (excluding the perimeter path) at all times. Dogs are not permitted in the children’s playground.

See our Public Spaces Protection Orders page for more information.

Self-service dog wash

Discover Tilgate Park's self-service dog wash, conveniently located by the main car park. This easy-to-use facility is ideal for washing your dog. The machine provides warm water, a range of shampoos and a two-speed dryer.

The dog wash is owned and operated by Polygon Pets.

Tilgate Park Tree Trail

Tilgate Park’s Tree Trail picks out 30 of the best champion trees of their particular species. There are trees from China, Africa, Europe and America.  

Each trail tree has been identified with its name and a number which children and adults can have fun finding.

The leaflet and activity sheet can be download below or they are also available at the nature centre shop. 

Ashes scattering and memorials

The Azalea Woodland is our dedicated ashes scattering area. We can also facilitate memorial plaques for our benches or ‘Passage’ sculpture. The scattering of ashes is by permission only. 

To make an ashes scattering or memorial request, complete our application form.

Alternatively email tilgatememorials@crawley.gov.uk or call 01293 521168.

Make an ashes scattering or memorial request

Filming and commercial photography

See our filming page for full details and how to get permission to film in Tilgate Park.

For commercial photography enquiries, email samantha.sheppard@crawley.gov.uk or call 01293 438539.

Wedding photography

For wedding photography in the park, email weddings@crawley.gov.uk or call 01293 438437.

Wedding photo shoots: £100+VAT up to one hour and a maximum of 40 guests, then £50+VAT per additional hour.