Poole's Parks and Open Spaces
Poole's Parks and Open Spaces

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Almost one fifth of Poole is made up by publicly accessible green space. Poole, Hamworthy and Upton Country Park, make up the borough's trio of award winning parks.

Green FlagPoole Park and Upton Country Park have been recognised as two of the finest parks in the country after each received a sought after Green Flag award

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Just a short walk from the centre of town you'll discover a haven of peace and rare beauty. Poole Park lake is at the centre and is surrounded by facilities such as tennis courts, bowling green, children's indoor and outdoor play areas, ice skating rink, Poole Park railway or try the fitness trail.  

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With its waterside location offering panoramic views towards the Purbeck hills, this green space is definitely worth a visit. The Park has a sandy beach with a promenade, extensive grassed area, large paddling pool (open during the summer) and excellent playground facilities. The more energetic individual might like to use the tennis courts of perhaps take part in a watersports session before relaxing in the Bay Cafe.

Upton House Children PlayingUPTON COUNTRY PARK
Over 100 acres of award-winning gardens, woodland and shoreline.   Home to Upton House, a Grade II** listed Georgian Mansion, and a stunning walled garden.   Wooden Play Trail, tea rooms, art gallery, outdoor events and plant centre.   Free parking and access to grounds.  

A variety of family friendly events take place in the ground at weekends and holiday times - see events page for details.


Pinecliff Gardens BeetlePinecliff Play Sculptures

Head to Pinecliff Gardens in Canford Cliffs for a wildlife play sculpture trail.   Children can climb and play around a range of giant wooden sculptures of woodland insects and dolphins.

Car parking can be found at each of these parks but they are also very easy to reach by bus, foot or bike.  


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