The sunshine is back and Kingston Rec off St Marys Road reopened to the public ahead of an official reopening next month – with families across Fratton and beyond enjoying the new facilities.

Cllr Tom Coles, Fratton’s new ward councillor paid the park a visit this weekend with his family and city MP Stephen Morgan.

Fratton Big Local created a new design with additions like a double zip wire and a water play area in consultation with local people. The transformation was made possible though local grants ensuring the £300,000 met local


Cllr Tom Coles said:

“Our park has been transformed and will be the envy of every community in Portsmouth. I encourage every Fratton family to pay it a visit. 

My thanks to Anna and the team at Fratton Big Local for delivering yet another successful project for our community”.

Stephen Morgan MP added:

It was a pleasure to pop back and see the completed works at the Kingston Rec on a sunny day following a wander round on a wet day in April. 

Being the park I went to growing up in Fratton, I’m hugely proud of those who have made this important project a success. 

I look forward to working with the team to continue their good work”.