Victoria Park Portsmouth
Friends Group

Be part of the change at Victoria Park

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Designed with the community

The Victoria Park project is being designed with the community. Supported by a team of design, conservation, landscape, activity and interpretation experts, we are involving local people at each step of the process. Through networking, interviews, online surveys, focus groups, meetings, exhibitions, social media and our website, we are engaging a wide range of individuals, groups and communities to hear as many voices as possible.

So far, we have involved over 200 organisations, schools and individuals. 1509 people answered our survey and over 90 people have taken part in focus groups and workshops.

If you would like to be involved in the project please get in touch using the details below, sign up to our newsletter or find us on Facebook.

Did you know?

There are over 6,000 local Friends of Parks groups in the UK. They support people who want to volunteer for the benefit of their community and care about vital public green spaces. A national federation exists to represent their activities, issues and concerns and strengthen their passionate and knowledgeable voices.


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Friends group and volunteering

Would you like to get involved in the project to revive Victoria Park? Our Friends of Victoria Park groups is open to anyone who like to help shape the future of the park.

You can get involved in all different areas of park life, including gardening and wildlife, conservation and heritage, community engagement and education. Join like-minded people and be part of the change at Victoria Park.

In future, there will also be a number of formal and informal volunteer and employed roles available at the park. We will be advertising these as they become available. Please get in touch or sign up to our newsletter to hear more.

Here are a few ideas of how to get involved as a friend or volunteer at Victoria Park

Historical objects

This might include research of the monuments or fountain. Help us to uncover their stories

The park and people

Explore how generations in Portsmouth have used the park

Botany and wildlife

Help with the trees, shrubs, flowers or develop community growing spaces and biodiversity

Environment and conservation

We want to generate interest, especially among children, in the park’s role in the wider city environment

The aviary

We want to create a better environment for the birds and animals in our care and use the aviary as an educational space

Play and activities

Come and influence what is provided for children at the park in terms of equipment and activities to excite and educate

Community engagement

If you belong to a special interest group or support others that do, you can help get that voice across and influence change

Building community

You may want to meet like-minded people, use your skills and experience to help others or develop new ideas and ways to build community

Contact details

You can email at, by phone on 023 9268 8911 or by post at

Victoria Park Project, Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AL

If you know someone that might be interested but doesn’t use a computer, we can send information by post or arrange a phone call.

The People's Park

Map of the park


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    Adventure Playground

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    Rose Garden

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    Woodland Area

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    Nearest Bus Stops

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    Nearest Train Station