VICTORIA PARK, PORTSMOUTH CITY CENTRE

Victoria Park at Portsmouth City Centre

Victoria Park was the first public park to be opened in Portsmouth. When the fortifications around Portsea were levelled, 12½ acres of land was obtained by the Corporation from the War Office for a "peoples park". Victoria Park was built on land which was formerly a glacis and open land, part of the Portsea defenses. A glacis is a military engineering feature, a gently sloping embank