East Park (Andrews Park)Parks & Walks
- All the family
- Under 5s
- School age
East (Andrews) Park is one of the five areas that makes up Southampton’s Central Parks. Its Victorian heritage can be seen within the fauna of rose beds, herbaceous plants, spring and summer bulbs, bedding, ferns, grasses and bamboos.
The Rockery, built in the 1930s, is planted with a wide range Alpines, and features two ponds; one to encourage local wildlife such as newts, frogs and damsel flies and the other displaying ornamental fish.
In 2015, the original crazy paving path just to the north of the Titanic Engineers Memorial, was lifted and re-laid. Some of the slabs were replaced with mosaic designs created by a collaboration between the Nicholstown Residents Association and local artist Will Rosie. The path illustrates the wide range of international heritages of Southampton’s residents, which give the city its rich culture and identity.
A circular mosaic created in 2000 marks the historic site of an old fountain. It is now a peaceful place to sit and relax.The pergola is always lovely to walk through, but comes to life in May when the wisteria is in full bloom.
- The Flying Aubergine Café, serves a range of hot and cold snacks, lunches and cooked meals, noted for their vegetarian and vegan options
- Miniature golf course
- Hard court games area
The café and mini-golf are usually open from 10.30am until 5pm.
- Titanic Engineers Memorial
- The Queen’s Peace Fountain
- Richard Andrews Memorial
Getting to East Park
If you are planning on getting to East Park by car it may not be easy to find on your sat nav. Some nearby postcodes are SO15 2AE and SO14 7DW. The surrounding roads are Cumberland Place, East Park Terrace, New Road, Park Walk and Above Bar Street. The closest car park is Kings Park Road car park.
East Park is in central Southampton and is easy to get to on public transport. The nearest bus stops are outside Southampton City Art Gallery on Commercial Road.
Images taken from the Southampton City Council wesite and The Flying Aubergine Cafe Facebook page.