Flood Meadows is a 15 acre open space only a few hundred yards from the centre of town. Located at the source of the River Wey it is maintained as a semi-wild area with river walks, open green areas and tree lined footpaths.
It is out intent to maintain the balance of recreational, semi natural woodland, grassland and riverside nature of Flood Meadows - Alton's little piece of countryside in the Town centre.
The site is owned by Alton Town Council and enjoys a close working relationship with the local environmental conservation voluntary group - The Alton Society
. As part of their all year round efforts volunteers maintain and improve the beautiful Flood Meadows site, meeting once a month on a Sunday. The 8th Alton Scouts
have recently joined the Alton Society in undertaking river clearance and assisting with their Sunday morning sessions. The result of these partnerships has been to deliver and maintain an outstanding recreation facility whilst preserving the natural aspects of grass/woodland and the (now disused) watercress beds.