Portsmouth is getting a new country park with over 50,000 trees. Across the city a programme of tree planting will also take place, creating a ‘green grid’ to target areas of poor air quality.
Existing green spaces including parks will also be improved by landscaping and planting additional trees, shrubs and wildflowers.
The country park will offer visitors 128 acres of public green open space, which is the equivalent of 86 football pitches of land! Liberal Democrat councillors are delighted that we will see through the delivery of this exciting project, which started when the Lib Dems were last in control in Portsmouth.
This significant two-year project will reshape an old landfill site to create a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Wood. On top of this, the new country park will feature wildflower meadows, cycle trails, footpaths, picnic areas and stunning views across Portsmouth harbour. The cash to create the park has come from a successful outside funding bid.
It’s anticipated the country park it will be open to the public in Spring 2020.