Alexandra Park opened 1907, is located on the north western coast of Portsea Island, south of Hilsea and was named in honour of Princess Alexandra the Princess of Wales at the time.

Portsmouth Corporation bought the land in 1888 from the Board of Trade and Winchester College, with the plan to develop a new recreation ground.

During the second world war, some of the park buildings were used as a temporary mortuary and an anti aircraft battery were based in the park.

Amy Johnson the famous pioneering female pilot once landed her plane at Alexandra Park en route to a Civic reception.

Alexandra Park is home to the Mountbatten Centre sports centre, the regional Sports Centre, which houses squash courts, tennis courts, athletics and cycling track. The Mountbatten Centre was completely redeveloped during 2009 including the construction of,

• An 8 lane 50 metre swimming pool, with submersible boom and moving floor.
• A 12.5 metre teaching pool.
• 150 station fitness suite.
• A new dance studio.
• Health suite with separate health and fitness changing facilities.
• Re-surfaced athletics and cycle tracks.
• New semi sprung floor for the main sports hall.


Address: Mounbatten Centre, Alexandra Park, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 9QA
Telephone: 02392 626500

Opening times:
6.30am- 10.00pm Monday - Friday,
8.00am- 10.00pm Sat and Sun.

Alexandra Park connects to the coastal path at its western edge and walks connecting to the Hilsea Lines area are easily accessible.