Disabled access almost complete

The wheelchair friendly access from French Street to the park is almost complete and ready for use. Southampton City Council workers have spent two weeks getting the ground prepared, building the foundations and putting in the flat surface. It is hoped that more people who use wheelchairs or who have children in pushchairs will be… Continue reading Disabled access almost complete

FEPOW Ceremony 2018

A large number of friends and relatives of people who came back from the Far East after being held captive in prisoner of war camps returned to Southampton to the FEPOW memorial in Town Quay Park, to remember those who are no longer with us. As always they were led by 97 year old Bob… Continue reading FEPOW Ceremony 2018

Leylandii felling in the Park 4th October 2018

Thanks to the tree team from Southampton City Council for doing such a good job of felling and disposing of the leylandii trees on Thursday. This clears a space for Friends of Town Quay Park to plant crab apple trees and create a woodland glade for park users to enjoy.


If you have walked past Canute’s Palace recently (the 11th Century Merchant’s House between the park and Porters Lane), you may have seen what looks like a lot of light bulbs with liquid in them suspended from wires strung across scaffolding, which has been erected inside the ruined building. This is all part of the… Continue reading ART IN THE PARK


The 2018 Annual General Meeting, took place on 24th May in the Stella Maris Hall in St Michael’s Square. 30 people attended, and reports were given on the proposed park redevelopment and fundraising. Members were keen to see the small amount of money already available used immediately to provide disabled access to the park from… Continue reading ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018


Members of FTQP have reported that they are very concerned about Air Quality in the City Centre, particularly the Old Town, where Town Quay Park is located. Air pollution can affect people’s ability to enjoy the Park, and so FTQP take this issue very seriously. Southampton Council announced that a consultation would begin in June,… Continue reading CLEAN AIR CONSULTATION ENDS 13th SEPTEMBER 2018

The Mound

As part of the Park’s redevelopment plan, the Mound on the other side of French Street, next to the Dancing Man pub, was redesigned to provide a seating area for park users, and with rocks around the base for children to play. Some of the patrons of the Dancing Man sit at the top of… Continue reading The Mound

Memorial added to Park

More than 200 people attended a very special event in the park on 27th October 2013.  A stone memorial to the more than 20,000 people who were repatriated to Southampton from the Far East in November 1945 was unveiled.  Several veterans were present together with many family members of those who are part of the… Continue reading Memorial added to Park