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 December 2021, following extensive local engagement, we were awarded £2.4m of National Lottery Heritage Funding to restore and revitalise the People’s Park. Our thanks goes to all the Lottery Players that make this possible.
From Spring 2022, we are undertaking a four year project. We will use the heritage of Victoria Park to create a more inclusive space where local people can improve wellbeing, increase learning and access new opportunities. With new buildings and infrastructure sympathetic to the park’s landscape and history and the help of a team of volunteers, we will deliver a programme of exciting events and activities to build a community in the park.
Throughout the website we invite you to explore our plans and become part of the project.