Houndwell Park lies to the south of Palmerston Park and is separated by Pound Tree Road.
The fully inclusive play facilities provide children of all ages and abilities with a play environment which is fun, beautiful, exciting, challenging, safe and family friendly.
The design provides children with imaginative and challenging play opportunities to celebrate play in a way that is relevant to the city’s heritage. Using suggestions from the initial consultation the facilities are inspired by the features of the historic city walls (The Bargate) and maritime tradition with a play structure known as The Titanic, with the replication of desert islands, sand and shipwrecks.
The southern end of the lime tree avenue which runs through the centre of East, Palmerston and Houndwell parks is marked by the William Chamberlayne Gas Column.
The Gas Column is a 50 feet high fluted Doric column cast in iron at Tickell’s Foundry in Foundry Lane, Millbrook. It was subscribed as a tribute to William Chamberlayne, MP for the town 1818-1829. The column has been moved several times. It was first erected at the junction of New Road and Above Bar Street. It was removed to Town Quay in 1829 and transferred in 1865 to Houndwell Park. It was re-positioned onto Speakers Corner Roundabout in 1957 during road alterations and again into Houndwell Park in 2000.
Getting to Houndwell Park
If you are planning on getting to Houndwell Park by car it may not be easy to find on your sat nav. Some nearby postcodes are SO14 1JX and SO14 1JY. The surrounding roads are Hanover Buildings, Vincent's Walk, Pound Tree Road, Palmerston Road. The closest car parks are on James Street and Ascupart Street.
Houndwell Park is in central Southampton and is easy to get to on public transport. The nearest bus stops are on Vincent's Walk and Pound Tree Road.