If you’re looking for the tranquillity of a beautiful parkland greenspace but without a long trek from the town, Poole Park might just be your perfect retreat. This large park borders Poole town’s magnificent harbour and is open all year-round all day.
Featuring 110 acres of parkland, large play parks, a salt water lagoon and beautiful lakes, in Poole Park you will find that there is something for all the family. One of the most popular activities with the younger visitors is feeding the ducks and swans, although preferably with grain or bird food and not bread.
For the more sedate members of your family there are other special attractions, catch a cricket match or watch the model racing yachts.
You can just stroll around the park enjoying the atmosphere of the Rose garden and the new Quiet garden. There is a bowling green, where you can and watch a match or if you fancy golf you can try your hand a crazy golf. There are two large play areas for children with all the usual slides and swings etc, all in a safe area. Stop for a bite to eat in the cafe or restaurant and if you are feeling energetic you could always hire one of the tennis courts for a game!
Try a watersports experience or hire a pedalo or a sailing dingy to try out on the lake from Rockley Watersports.
Poole Park hosts events throughout the year.
Poole Park, has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for being one of the most beautiful open spaces in the UK.
Poole Park has recently been awarded £2.7m of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund that will see a range of improvements being made, including new play areas, garden spaces, restoration of water fountain, heritage features and new island habitats in the lagoon and lakes.
You can find out more on the project website - pooleprojects.net/pooleparklife
Please note, vehicles cannot access the park between 6am and 10am Monday to Saturday.
* Open all year.