Working in partnership with Groundwork South, we encourage and support voluntary park friends groups that are keen to be involved in the maintenance and development of their local park.

All groups play an important role in managing and developing the parks, including getting funding to improve park facilities. Most groups start with like-minded people who want to get more involved in improving their local park.

If you would like more information about park community groups, or if you would like to start a group of your own, please contact Christopher Smith at

Current parks community groups

Cedar Lodge Park -
Common Sense -
Deepdene -
Friends of St James' Park -
Friends of Southampton Sports Centre -
Hinkler Green -
Hum Hole -
Monks Brook Meadow Village Green -
Peartree Green -
Portswood Rec -
Riverside Park -Friends of Riverside Park
Ropewalk Community Garden -
Shirley Warren Community Garden -
Sholing Environment Group -
Sholing Valleys Study Centre -
Southampton Common Forum -
Southampton Commons and Parks Protection Society -
Southampton Sports Centre -
Southampton Old Cemetery -
Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership -
Town Quay -
Townhill Park -
Weston Shore -
Westwood -
Woodmill -