Park Prewett (The Spinney)

Region: South West

The Spinney, sited on land formerly used for Park Prewett Hospital in Basingstoke, is home to around seven hectares of rich green space – including four garden pavilions and woodland areas.

Part of Park Prewett, a site which is being developed by David Wilson Homes for housing, The Spinney performs an important function for the community by providing Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS).

Location

Park Prewett Rd, RG24 9NA

Site size: 8.5 hectares

Visitor Information

Car Parking

No

Toilets

No
(click here to find the nearest public toilets)

Café

No

Entrance cost

Free

Footpaths

No

Dogs

No

History

Park Prewett Hospital, also known as Park Prewett Mental Hospital, was a psychiatric hospital northwest of Basingstoke, in the county of Hampshire in England, which operated from 1917 until 1997.

The Land Trust acquired land to the south of The Spinney in 2012, before completing the acquisition of the northern Spinney in 2015.

Development

There are plans to create a circular woodland route at the park, providing opportunities for the local community to experience the health benefits associated with exercising in green, open spaces. The Land Trust is also keen to help promote structured health activities to take place on The Spinney.

Land Trust Contact

To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates Officer Victoria Webbon or call 07747 568071

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