Southampton’s Outdoor Sports Centre

The future vision for the Outdoor Sports Centre Change

From 6 August to 31 October 2021, we conducted a public consultation on the Draft Masterplan of Improvements for Southampton's main venue for outdoor sports. Check out our video to find out more.

View the full public consultation report here

On 7 February 2022, Southampton City Council's Cabinet approved the Draft Masterplan of Improvements as the proposed scope of works.

What happens next?

Work to improve the Bike Park and Woodland trail started on Monday 21 March which will focus on resurfacing and reprofiling these popular cycle routes. This first phase of work is expected to complete early this summer. The Bike Park will be closed while works are ongoing, with the Woodland trail fenced off in areas as work progresses but will otherwise be opened to the public as much as possible. The rest of the Outdoor Sports Centre remains open as usual.

Key features of the Draft Masterplan of Improvements

  • New ‘hub’ offering changing facilities, gym, café and more
  • New covered tennis and netball courts
  • Improvements for an integrated cycling offer
  • New artificial grass football pitches
  • Improvements to the hockey pitches
  • Improvements to the snow sports centre including a new ski lodge
  • Transformational use of the north of the site with a new ‘family zone’ providing an outdoor gym, skatepark, children’s play area and more
  • New enlarged grandstand and clubhouse for events and officials at the athletics track
  • Improvements to cricket pitches
  • Additional on-site car parking

The Draft Masterplan of Improvements also proposes other enhancements to paths, seating, lighting and environmental features across the entire site.

Brief history of the Outdoor Sports Centre SHOW

Engagement and consultation to date SHOW