Lakeside Country Park is the perfect space to escape the hustle of urban living, with 22 hectares of lakes, wet meadow and woodland created on restored gravel work. The Park has a diverse range of wildlife from birds, insects and small mammals to fox and deer and species of bat.
Enjoy a walk around with your dog on the designated paw trail or stop and have lunch at one of our picnic sites. Relax with a day's fishing, or a fun ride on the train, or just watch the world go by...
The SatNav postcode SO50 5PE brings you to our main entrance.
From J5 on the M27 follow Eastleigh A335 (Wide Lane) signs for ½ mile. The park entrance is on the left hand side just past the playing fields.
Our nearest stop is Southampton Airport Parkway station (a five minute walk from the Park entrance. Turn right on leaving the station, cross the main road on the pelican crossing and head towards Eastleigh. The entrance is ¼ mile on your left.
We are approximately 20 minutes walk from Eastleigh Town Centre following the High Street. A public footpath enters the Park from Monks Way off Chestnut Avenue.
From Eastleigh Town Centre pick up cycle-way signs for Southampton, once you pass the Concorde Club turn left over the ford. Alternatively, access the Park via Monks Way Open Space, off Monks Way.
Parking is free all day on weekends and for four hours during the week.
We have a disabled toilet and parking spaces for disabled badge holders close to the pavilion and lakes. Unfortunately we no longer have a mobility scooter available to borrow.
Tesco Bags of Help Project - a new map for Lakeside
Our new Lakeside map has been funded by the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. We have been awarded £8,000 to encourage more visitors to use the park. The maps have been installed on site at the five access points to show walking areas and where dogs can be let off their leads. There is also a 2.5k way-marked running route. There have been a series of community workshops, led by artist Nicola Henshaw, to develop designs for an art trail about our Park’s wildlife with the laser cut metal panels installed across the Park.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.