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.
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, all in a safe area. Let the kids burn off some energy at the soft play centre, which is also the location of a Pottery Studio where you can paint your own master-piece to take home.
Stop for a bite to eat in the cafe or restaurant, or enjoy an ice-cream overlooking the lake.
If you are feeling energetic you could always hire one of the tennis courts for a game. Enjoy a watersports experience, hire a pedalo or a sailing dingy to try out on the lake with Rockley Watersports at Poole Park.
For the more sedate members of your family there are other special attractions, catch a cricket match or watch the model racing yachts.
Poole Park hosts events throughout the year. Visit our what's on page, for a listing of events taking place in resort.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has been awarded 23 Green Flags which recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces. This includes Poole Park who have also 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 website for the project.
Please note, vehicles cannot access the park between 6am and 10am Monday to Saturday.
* Open all year.