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You are here:home > Leisure > Parks and Green Spaces > District Parks

District Parks

Image of Riverside ParkSouthampton has six district parks including the Community Award winning Hinkler Green, Mansel Park, Mayfield Park and Weston Shore. As well as the Green Flag award winning St James' Park in Shirley.

The management plans below have detailed information on each park, how they are managed and what the plans are for the future.

Welcome to Southampton's District Parks

Image of Welcome to Hinkler Green sculpture Hinkler Green

A Community Award winning park comprising a central active youth zone, a quiet tranquil zone with circular walkway, a history focussed heritage zone, walkways and tree and shrub areas.

Image of play area at Mansel Park Mansel Park

A Community Award winning park with football pitches, a multi-games area, a natural wildlife area, a community and sports pavilion 'MP3' and adizone outdoor multi sports gym.

Image of entrance to Mayfield Park Mayfield Park

A Community Award winning park with formal gardens, sports grounds, recreation areas, woodland walks, play area, bowling green and grade II listed buildings.

Image of swan Riverside Park

A 32 hectare park running along the River Itchen. With football and cricket pitches, 18 hole pitch and putt, tennis court, skate park, play areas and the Southampton and District Society of Model Engineers miniature railway.

Image of play area at St James' Park St James' Park

A Green Flag award winning park which has recently been improved thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Big Lottery Fund and Southampton City Council in partnership with the Friends of St James' Park.

Image of shelter at Weston Shore Weston Shore

A Community Award winning, Site of Special Scientific Interest running alongside Southampton Water. An ideal location to watch cruise ships, walk your dog, do some bird watching or have a picnic.

Map of Southampton’s parks and green spaces

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Find your local park by using Google maps.

Use the scroll keys + or - to zoom in or zoom out. Use your mouse cursor to drag the map around in any direction. If you want to see a larger map then click on the link provided underneath the map.

Downloadable documents

Icon Name of file Size Download time
PDF document Hinkler Green Management Plan 2010 2029 KB 8secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Mansel Park Management Plan 2010 2152 KB 8secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Mayfield Park Management Plan 2010 6444 KB 25secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Riverside Park management plan 2011 2525 KB 10secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Portswood Rec management plan 2011 1460 KB 5secs @ 2Mbps
Word document Portswood Rec Update2014 94 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document St James' Park Management Plan 2012 1577 KB 6secs @ 2Mbps
PDF document Weston Shore Management Plan 2010 8567 KB 34secs @ 2Mbps
Link to download Adobe Acrobat if required

Contact information

  • 0800 519 1919
  • Parks and Street Cleansing (RL) Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY