Share your views on Portsmouth’s parks and open spaces


A survey on the new Draft Parks and Open Spaces strategy launched on 21 February 2023 and now will determine how parks and open spaces will be maintained and protected over the next 15 years. Portsmouth City Council is asking for residents to share their views.

Portsmouth’s parks and open spaces are vital to the health and wellbeing of the community and protecting the environment and local wildlife.

The new Parks and Open Spaces strategy identifies current policy priorities for parks and open spaces in Portsmouth and how the council will plan open spaces in the future.

Portsmouth’s previous strategy ran from 2012-2022, so this now needs to be refreshed. This new strategy looks ahead to the next 15 years. It is part of wider plans both nationally and regionally to protect parks and open spaces.

The strategy covers:

  • the role of parks and open spaces
  • the current position in the city
  • the action principles for moving forward
  • an overview of some of the city’s principal sites

Have your say on the new strategy in the survey which is open until 11:59pm on Wednesday 19 April 2023.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Economic Development at the council, said: “The parks and open spaces in Portsmouth are the pride of the city. These spaces were vital to our community during covid by helping us to socialise and appreciate nature when social distancing. Moving forward we need to make sure they provide this and more for our communities.

“This new strategy lays out how we will protect and curate parks and open spaces. Please share your views with us so we can develop this strategy to benefit all.”

You can read the strategy here: https:\\documents\s44382\Parks Strategy draft 2022.pdf and fill in the survey to have your say here