About VPAG


Park Overview

Victoria Park takes up 60 acres of Bristol, just to the South of the city centre, in between the districts of Totterdown and Windmill Hill. You will find various features including a water maze, an enclosed childrens' play area, a natural gym, marked run routes, a bowling club, a tennis club and skate park.

Click here to find Victoria Park on a map

Current Elected Committee

Andrew Brown (andrewcbrownuk@gmail.com): Chair, Bristol Parks Forum Link
Suzanne Audrey: Vice-chair
Shaun Hennessy: Treasurer, Festival Co-ordinator
Kerry Chester: Secretary, Dark Sky Co-ordinator
David Smith: Membership Secretary
Alex Morrs: Wildlife Group Co-ordinator
Roger Whiter: Bonfire Night Co-ordinator
Robin Richards: Friends of Victoria Park Co-ordinator
Derek Adams
Mark Bailey
Gillie Harries
Annie Hutton
Elspeth Loades
Aileen McLoughlin
Hester Miller
Rob Porteous


Foundations of VPAG

The Victoria Park Action Group was started in 2002 by people living near the park who wanted to preserve and improve its facilities.

Initially, the only purpose of the group was to raise funds for new play equipment. In 2003, its aims were widened to include the more general maintenance and rehabilitation of the park.

VPAG is now a formally constituted voluntary group with around 100 members and some challenging goals for the improvement of Victoria Park.

Working together with Bristol City Council, the police and youth workers, VPAG is improving the facilities and infrastructure, discouraging crime and vandalism and promoting legitimate use of the park by all members of the community.

We have achieved a lot, but we need your help to bring about some of the dramatic changes we have planned for the park in the next few years. Can you spare a little time to help VPAG achieve even more? If so, please contact us and join the group today.

VPAG meets every month usually at the Bowling Club (for more details on the next meeting check the homepage). If you care about the park and want to see it improved, please come along and share your ideas or just give your support and meet new people.



VPAG News

  • Stuffed reopens! Great news - the Council has given the go-ahead for Stuffed, the park's cafe-van, to reopen.Look out for the distinctive Orange Citroen van next to the Lodge ...
    Posted 18 May 2020, 03:27 by Andrew Brown
  • Statement on reports of planned "mass gathering" We have become aware of a poster circulating on social media calling for a “mass gathering” in Victoria Park on Saturday. We wish to make absolutely clear that this has ...
    Posted 13 May 2020, 07:55 by Andrew Brown
  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 As you may have seen, the Prime Minister made a statement on 23 March 2020 on the latest measures to combat Coronavirus/COVID-19. These were, in part, a response ...
    Posted 23 Mar 2020, 16:16 by Andrew Brown
  • Long grass As part of their cost-saving measures, Bristol City Council has decided to leave some areas of grass uncut in parks throughout the city this summer. Instead of being cut ...
    Posted 3 Aug 2015, 00:48 by Claire Fenwick
  • Roctagon Installation Hi all We have a chance to purchase some climbing equipment for the park from Redpoint Climbing Centre. It is in the form of bouldering equipment that the centre no ...
    Posted 1 May 2015, 05:23 by Claire Fenwick
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Photos courtesy of Anna Brooke

What has VPAG achieved so far?
  • Won more than £40,000 in grants to provide new play equipment for young children near the Park Lodge.
  • Obtained a grant of £3,000 for a feasibility study on the Park Lodge, which VPAG plans to turn into a community facility, including a café and children's play area.
  • Won a European grant worth over £100,000 to provide more facilities in the park for teenagers and young people.
  • Set up a ground-breaking Parkwatch scheme to improve security and reduce anti-social behaviour.
  • Started work on the Victoria Park Improvement Plan which will determine the future development and improvement of the park.
  • Organised annual events including a Family Fun Day, Dog Show, Easter Egg Hunt, Picnic In The Park and Bonfire Night.
  • Repaired many of the benches in the park using £1,000 obtained from the City Council.
  • Had new vandalproof benches installed, along with more dog litter bins and 4 noticeboards.
  • Organised litter-picking, gardening days and tree plantings.
  • Secured the services a park keeper, to improve maintenance and security.