One of the most popular areas, and considered the jewel in Petersfield’s crown by many, is The Heath. This area covers some 69 acres of land together with a 22 acre pond. The Heath is just a short walk from the Town Centre and is the site of the annual Taro Fair, which is held on 6 October every year (unless a Sunday). This was originally a horse fair but is now a large fun fair with many sideshows and is enjoyed by many in the area every year. Boats are available for hire during the summer and you can purchase light snacks, beverages and ice cream from the Heath Kiosk (The Plump Duck). You can also fish at the Pond – a water bailiff will ask you to buy a day ticket for fishing. For more information on Fishing please contact The Heath Pond Association on 07920 102623. The Pond also provides a home for many species of wildfowl. The Children’s play area is very popular with families.
A short walk from the town centre, the Heath is an open space complete with a children's playground, refreshments and a 22 acre pond.