Hassocks is thought to have been named after short tufts of grass found in local fields.
Parks & recreation grounds
As well as being surrounded by countryside, Hassocks and its neighbouring villages all have open spaces with recreational facilities.
Adastra Park, Keymer Road BN6 8AH
The park has two children’s play areas, a skatepark, tennis courts, a bowls green, cricket and football pitches.
Car parking off Keymer Road and Orchard Lane (accessed from Grand Avenue).
Public toilets are available next to Adastra Hall.
Clayton Recreation Ground, At junction of A273 and B2112
has a children’s play area, football and cricket pitches.
Car parking in Underhill Lane opposite The Church of St John the Baptist.
Ditchling Recreation Ground, Lewes Road, Ditchling BN6 8TY
has a children’s play area, tennis courts and is home to Ditchling Football, Rugby and Cricket clubs.
Car parking off Lewes Road.
South Avenue Recreation Ground, South Avenue
has two children’s play areas, tennis courts and a bowls green.
Car parking in South Avenue, Brown Twins Road and Trinity Road. (Disc parking operates in the Trinity Road car park. Discs cost £1, can be bought from local shops (check notices in car park for details) and kept for future visits. They can also be used in the public car parks in Hassocks.
Public toilets are available in Pit Road and Trinity Road.
Fairfield Recreation Ground, Cuckfield Road, BN6 9SD
has a children’s play area and is home to Hurspierpoint Football and Cricket clubs.
Court Bushes Recreation Ground, Willow Way, BN6 9TH
has a children’s play area and a skatepark.
The Millennium Garden was created in 2000 from the original gardens of St George’s House.