Parks and Green Spaces - Romsey
Romsey has a wealth of natural areas, parks, walks and cycle ways. Planting brightens up the borough, whilst trees and shrubs help wildlife to thrive. We help maintain and conserve the countryside and provide new open spaces for the whole community to enjoy.
Town Parks - Romsey
War Memorial Park
This is a traditional public park situated on the west side of town. A beautifully maintained park it was created in 1920 from a 5 acre meadow locally known as Street Mead. It is surrounded on three sides by the world renowned River Test.
Perfect for a stroll or to sit and enjoy one of the regular concerts in the Bandstand, the park's facilities include a cafe, lawn bowls club, fishing, formal gardens, inclusive children's playground, tennis courts, toilets and seating.
A 150mm Japanese field gun is sited in the park. This was a donation from Lord Mountbatten who received the gun as Supreme Allied Commander of the South East Asia command on surrender of the Japanese forces.
The current bandstand is based on original Victoria castings.
The Park Café
A new café/kiosk is now open.
The opening times are:
September 2020 – open Wednesday to Sunday inclusive
October – open for school half-term 26th to 30th
February – open for school half-term 15th to 19th 2021
The menu offers a wide choice of both hot and cold food, snacks and a variety of beverages.
Tennis is free and the café lend out rackets and balls.
See picture below of Café on Opening.
Friends of the Park
There is an active 'Friends of the Park' group which welcomes new members to help with the development and improvement of the Park.
The group meets every three months. For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Romsey Bandstand and Entertainment Trust's Summer programme of Concerts please see leaflet below or visit www.opencharities.org/charities/1088180
Events in the Park
A full programme of concert, events and activities is available.
Green Spaces - Romsey
Botley Road / Whitenap Green Space
A large open space of 11.4 acres, with woodland to the east of the site. Popular with local people for dog walking.
Facilities: Play area, youth shelter, goal posts, litter and dog bins, seating.
For more information on the above Parks please contact the Green Spaces Officer on 01264 368813 or email Communityemail@example.com