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Poole Park

Poole Park


Poole Park

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 to 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.

Please note, vehicles cannot access the park between 6am and 10am Monday to Saturday.


Opening Times

* Open all year.

Poole Park
BH15 2SF


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  • Paul B
    Poole, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    lovely park for a walk
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th February 2019
    Currently undergoing some major works on the main lagoon and small lakes to improve them for wildlife. The park can be very busy on dry weekends, there is free parking for 1,2 or 3 hours dependant on... Read full review
  • couragejohn7
    Poole, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Summer in the park
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th February 2019
    This is a place I have been many times,when I was young and then taking my own children.You must get your photo on the famous tree,everyone does.. There are many things to do like boat rides,mini... Read full review
  • Roger B
    Poole, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Poole Park
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd March 2019
    Only lived in Poole for a Year and visit this park all the time. On my bike, with my wife for a coffee. Take our grandkids when they are down for a visit. Beautiful well kept park. Read full review

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