Revitalising Victoria Park
Introduction to the project
Victoria Park has been at the heart of Portsmouth for over 140 years. Created in 1878 after the old naval city walls were demolished, it turned farmland into a people’s park, an open green space for those living in cramped conditions in Landport and Portsea.
The park has stood as a witness to over a century of change in Portsmouth and beyond, sometimes getting caught up in events and often providing sanctuary within its gates.
In November 2019 Portsmouth City Council was invited by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop a vision for the park’s future. In the autumn of 2021 we will submit proposals, supported by local people, showing how we will:
- restore, improve, uncover and celebrate the park’s heritage and
- create a more inclusive space, which people can use to improve their wellbeing.
If we’re successful we will restore and revitalise one of Portsmouth’s best loved parks with new buildings, infrastructure and an exciting programme of events and activities.
The overall vision for the project is “To restore the People’s Park – a green oasis in the heart of the city, where everyone can relax, enjoy nature and explore the cultural heritage of Portsmouth’s oldest park”
Throughout the website we invite you to explore our plans and become part of the project.