Southampton’s Green Spaces

Southampton Green Spaces

Southampton is an incredibly green city, encompassing an abundance of parks and greenways. Aerial maps place almost every Southampton school within a 10 minute walking radius of a publically accessible green space.

Southampton Greenways Here you can find out more about Southampton’s wildlife and greenways, including a link to a short snippet on protected species. 

Southampton Central Parks Pages providing information on Southampton’s Central Parks. 

Interactive Map This map, desiged by the Southampton City Council, allows you to highlight parks, urban green spaces and other areas of interest in Southampton. Select the options  you would like to show by ticking the boxes underneath the map.

Southampton Common

Southampton Common is an urban haven for wildlife, supporting various species of animals and plants, including some the public may miss such as owls, bats and newts. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) it’s an ideal place in the city to learn about and connect with nature.

Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre, situated on the Common, is open to the public and school groups and is a great place to learn about local biodiversity. You can also learn more about their Forest School day camps from this page, currently held at green spaces in Sholing and Maybush.

Orienteering Map You can download an orienteering map for the Common at the bottom of this page.

New Playground Here you can find information on the new play area being built on Southampton Common, designed to reconnect families with nature.

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A picture of Southampton Common