In 2007, Billingshurst Parish Council started discussing what to do with the former football field and cricket field in Station Road following the opening of the sports facilities at Jubilee Fields. A group of Councillors and volunteers have worked since then to create the very popular Station Road Gardens, and the Friends of Station Road Gardens (Billingshurst) Limited was created.
Original ideas included landscaping the perimeter, maintaining a green in the middle for families to play, youth shelter, hard path around the edge, park style railings, arch through to the football field and the banning of dogs. Many of these ideas have come to fruition for the benefit of all of the community.
Following a close vote in the consultation, the Parish Council originally agreed to ban dogs from the Gardens, but subsequently overturned that decision after receiving considerable feedback from the community.