Some of Newhaven’s recreation grounds are looked after by the Town Council. These include the Denton recreation ground in Denton Road, where a new play area with equipment to appeal to all ages was installed in March 2009.
The Lewes Road recreation ground is also looked after by the Town Council. The play area was replaced with a new one in 2019.
Valley Road play area and Parkour, and East Side recreation ground are also run by the Town Council.
Fort Road and Avis Road recreation grounds are currently looked after by Lewes District Council. The District Council has agreed to devolve (pass ownership) of these recreation grounds to the Town Council and this is expected to take place over the next couple of years.