Weston Shore Park is a large site, which including Westwood Woodland Park, covers over 50 hectares, it as several distinct areas, which make the park such an interesting place to visit. In 2009 it gained a prestigious "Green Flag", which is awarded to only the best green open spaces in the country, for then first time and successfully retained it for 2010/11. Starting at the far west entrance to the park, Southampton Sailing Club, Victoria Road, Woolston the features are as follows:
Rolling Mills - A relatively flat grassed area used for recreation, particularly popular for kite flying because of the breeze from the water and dog walkers . Any special / community events are held in this area.
Salt Marsh Reed Bed - This area was recently landscaped and silt removed to produce an area of wet land; allowing it to return to it's original natural state. Birds and other wildlife are also returning to the reed bed.
Wildflower Meadow Section - Formerly used for landfill, it therefore as the mounds typical for such an area. Towards the eastern end there is a children's play park and a "cage" for ball games. Following on is an area, which has recently been terraced, giving views across the park, Southampton Water and Docks beyond.
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Abbey Hill - This is the most eastern end of Weston Shore Park, adjacent to Weston Sailing Club and consisits of a large sloped grassed area overlooking Southampton Water.