MILTON PARK IN PORTSMOUTH
Milton Park is located on the corner of Goldsmith Avenue and Milton Road, it is a multi purpose park with a childrens play area, bowls club and tennis courts.
Milton Park is built on land previously part of Milton Farm which was owned by the Goldsmith family, after whom Goldsmith Avenue is named. Some members of the Goldsmith family are buried just across the road from the park in St James churchyard.
One of the original farm buildings remains, the thatched barn which has been extended, is now the home of the Portsmouth Players amateur dramatic society.
The land was purchased for use as a park by Portsmouth Corporation on the 28th May 1912, a crememorative stone regarding the park's history can be seen on the side of the Barn, picture above.
Milton Park has a wide range of sports facilities available including,
- Tennis courts.
- Floodlit five a side court.
- Basketball practice court.
- Skateboarding ramps.
- Bowls greens.
- Childrens play area.
The park is mainly laid out as grass areas widely used for ball games, occasionally on bank holidays these areas are used by visiting fairgrounds, some formally planted areas exist at the eastern and western areas.
At the eastern edge of the park, the former Milton library building, replaced by the current Beddow Library, is now known as Milton Village Hall and is used for society meetings and can be hired privately for functions. Milton Village hall has halls that can be hired for functions (one of which has access to an enclosed garden) plus a meeting area.
The village hall also houses the Pure Ground Coffee Shop serving Fairtrade coffee and delicious food, including tasty lunches and home made cakes.
Tel: 02392 873788 for more details for Milton Village Hall.