Opened in 1890, Poole Park is the most popular public open space in Poole.
Although most people recognise the park is a nice place to visit, parts of the infrastructure
and things we value are deteriorating, becoming harder to maintain.
These include heritage items such as the bridge and surrounds of the sluice gate,
areas of hard surfacing, the play area on West Field and a gradual erosion of the
original Victorian design.
The Poole Park Life project
In August 2014 Borough of Poole and the Friends of Poole Park submitted a bid to
the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Parks for People Programme for Poole Park Life, a
£2.7m improvement project for Poole Park.
Our Round One success was announced in January 2015, which gave us the funding (and
two years) to develop our ideas for the project further before submitting Round Two,
the main Bid, in early 2017. That too was a success, announced in July, and now we
move on to the four-year delivery phase!