Victoria Park Portsmouth

Summer update: plan for the park, and events coming up

Sun shining through trees at Victoria Park

Now that Victoria Park has secured more than £2.2m of National Lottery funding, we have a plan for how to revitalise it as a beautiful, historic community space at the heart of the city. As well as our programme of events and activities (see below), here’s how we see the work progressing:

Summer 2022:

  • plans complete for community hub, nature-inspired play area and restoration of fountain and monuments
  • contractors appointed
  • designs finalised for panels telling the story of the park

Winter 2022:

  • work starts on community hub
  • repairs to aviary and listed monuments
  • elements of the original Victorian park design restored
  • planting to increase biodiversity
  • panels telling the story of the park installed
  • volunteers recruited

Summer 2023

  • building work finished

Throughout building work the park will be accessible. There may be diversions for safety.

Activities and events

Throwback Thursdays

30 June, 28 July, 25 August – 10.30am to 12 noon. Free stroll and litter-pick. Find out more about the stories of Victoria Park and share yours.  Meet at fountain, 10.30am.

Rider Spoke

Thursday 30 June to Sunday 3 July – times vary. Part of PortsFest. Immerse yourself in the hidden stories of Portsmouth residents as you take a bike ride around the city. More details at

Summer Tree Stroll

Wednesday 6 July, 10.30am to 12noon. A free walking talk about the park’s trees with Stephen Rees, who planted many of them. Meet at fountain, 10.30am.

Be a friend of the park

The Friends of Victoria Park meet on the last Thursday of the month – 12.15pm for a 12.30pm start. At their catch-ups they find out more about the park and share ideas for activities and events. To become a friend, contact or phone 023 9268 8911.

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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