Living Southampton

Parks & Open Spaces

Southampton has over 50 parks and green open spaces that range from small, locally used green areas to large, nationally recognised Sites of Special Scientific Interest, therefore as one of the greenest cities in the UK, Southampton has plenty of outdoor places in which to relax or go walking.

Central Parks have been awarded a national Green Flag, Information provided by the Green Flag Award Organisation.

Mayfield Park has been awarded a national Green Flag. Information provided by the Green Flag Award Organisation.

The Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre on Southampton Common, is Southampton City Councils natural environment information and management centre.

Weston Shore is a 2.2km long stretch of public open space on Southampton Water between Woolston and Netley and is a good place to go fishing. The shore is part of a regeneration bid. 

Access on to the Royal Victoria Country Park covers over 200 acres, is one of the most scenic and delightful areas of South Hampshire... once the site of a military hospital, its fascinating story can be viewed in the Heritage Centre

Caring for The Common: Southampton Common is a nationally recognised wildlife site. Information provided by Southampton City Council

The Southampton Commons and Parks Protection Society aim to protect Southampton's Commons and Parks from damage and brings together a cross section of citizens committed to the well-being of the City's green public spaces. 

Lordswood Greenways are where the Hampshire Ornithological Society (HOS) regularly meets. Chris Packham is the president and HOS records who publishes information about wild birds throughout Hampshire.

If you are interested in Allotments you can find out which sites are available and advice about how to get the best out of an allotment. There are over 1600 allotment plots on 23 different sites around the City. Information provided by Southampton City Council.

Parks and green spaces information details parks, open spaces and greenways across the City from Southampton City Council

    • Picnic in the sun

    Picnic in the sun - Photo Credit: Southampton City Council

    • Splashing at the Common paddling pool

    Splashing at the Common paddling pool - Photo Credit: Southampton City Council

    • Cycling on the Common

    Cycling on the Common

    • Houndwell Park

    Houndwell Park - Photo Credit: Southampton City Council

    • Relaxing at the Common

    Relaxing at the Common - Photo Credit: Southampton City Council

    • West Park

    West Park

    • Southampton Common

    Southampton Common

    • parkrun - Blue Tit

    parkrun - Blue Tit - Photo Credit: Paul Hammond

    • Andrews Park

    Andrews Park

    • Andrews Park

    Andrews Park

    • Picnic in the park

    Picnic in the park

    • Andrews Park - Path

    Andrews Park - Path

    • Football in the sun

    Football in the sun - Photo Credit: Southampton City Council

    • Walking through City Centre park

    Walking through City Centre park - Photo Credit: Southampton City Council

    • Summer picnic

    Summer picnic - Photo Credit: Southampton City Council

    • Chapel at Royal Victoria Country Park

    Chapel at Royal Victoria Country Park

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