Poole Park Life
A £2.7m Heritage Lottery funding bid for improvements to Poole Park

Opened in 1890, Poole Park is the most popular public open space in Poole

Following an initial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and two years of project development, at the end of February 2017 Borough of Poole submitted a grant request for the ‘Delivery Phase’ of the Poole Park Life project.

If the submission is successful the HLF will provide £2.7m to help improve Poole Park and engage park users and local communities, as part of a £3.5m project.


Submitting the Bid

The bid is in!

Some of the plans and strategies for the future of Poole Park are now available to view & download; these make up a small part of the submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

We hope to have a decision from the HLF in August.

At the same time as submitting the bid we made planning applications for the permissions that will be necessary should the bid be successful:

APP/17/00378/F  Poole Park, Poole Park Road » full details
APP/17/00385/L  Poole Park War Memorials » full details

A successful outcome will take us into a four-year Delivery Phase (2017-2021).

The story so far …

Thank you to everyone that helped, in whatever way, to get the project to this exciting stage!

News Updates

April Newsletter now online

It has been an exciting few months for Poole Park. The second phase submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has been made, alongside two planning applications. Click here to read our April news update Click here to sign up to receive regular newsletters...

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Generous Friends support the bid with £20,777

The HLF bid has been boosted by a generous donation from The Friends of Poole Park - as part of the match funding required to support the bid! Half the amount donated comes directly from the Friends group own funds, the rest having been raised by their ‘Back the Bid’...

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Nature Engagement Event

On Monday, 30th January, between 2pm and 6pm. Join us in Poole Park for a nature engagement event with a difference! See Poole Park Lake drained of water and then take part in a litter pick of the lake. All sorts of mysterious things have been found at the bottom of...

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