Bounded on two sides by the River Avon, Churchill Gardens has two play parks, an outdoor gym, a skate park, parkour park, street sports court and a network of narrow canals which are perfect for playing pooh sticks. The park is a popular place with the locals, yet is often overlooked by visitors to the city.
Located on the south of the city, Churchill Gardens is often missed by visitors, who quite rightly do their best to avoid the over crowded and unattractive Southampton Road it is set on. It is possible however to access the park via the Cathedral Close, thereby avoiding most of the ugliness of Southampton Road, and it is a walk worth doing, as Churchill Gardens has a lot to offer.
How to get to Churchill Gardens (avoiding the Southampton Road)
After a gentle stroll through the Cathedral Close, exit it via the Harnham Gate (w3w: badge.money.herbs) and walk to the end of De Vaux Place (w3w: hang.bonds.above). Cross the road and follow the curved wall round to the left. Follow the path, it will lead you into an underpass (w3w: open.droves.foal). Keep following the path, over a small bridge, and you will find yourself in Churchill Gardens (w3w: exile.winner.sites).