Victoria Park Portsmouth



Telling the stories of Victoria Park

The new interpretation at Victoria Park will share information and stories about the park’s plants, animals and history.

The People’s Park

  • The vision for a free, public park
  • Alexander McKenzie design
  • The grand opening ceremony in 1878

Living Park

  • The park’s trees, plants and animals
  • Supporting the natural world
  • Nature’s benefits for wellbeing

A Historic Park

  • Historic features – survivors like the fountain and memorials and those that are long gone like the dockyard fortifications, bandstand and hothouse

What do you think?

We’re still working on our interpretation scheme. Please share any ideas or feedback, to help us create interpretation that works for everyone.


Interpretation panels

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The panels will share People’s Park, Historic Park and Living Park stories.
On every panel there will be a QR code and NFC tag which can be scanned with a smartphone to access more information and download trails on the Victoria Park website.



Community artwork displays in the railway tunnel

Life-sized wildlife sculptures all around the park

Sample designs: final designs to be developed with artist



Trails will be available four ways:

  • on small panels
  • as a sheet you print at home or view on your phone
  • as a print-out available from the Hub
  • as a guided tour at special events


For children and families

Tree trail

Visit our oldest and most unusual trees and create crayon rubbings.

Wildlife trail

Find colourful wildlife sculptures hidden around the park.

Round the world

Find trees, animals and memorials from around the world.


For young adults and older adults

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Victoria Park views

Compare old photos with the view today.


Events and people behind the memorials.

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