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 £2m of National Lottery Heritage Funding to restore and revitalise the People’s Park.
Thanks to Lottery players, from Spring 2022, we will use the heritage of Victoria Park as the central theme to create a more inclusive space where local people can improve wellbeing, increase learning and access new opportunities. We will uncover, restore and celebrate the park’s heritage. With new buildings and infrastructure sympathetic to the park’s landscape and history, we will enhance people’s lives and build a community within the park.
Throughout the website we invite you to explore our plans and become part of the project.