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

In August 2014 Borough of Poole and the Friends of Poole Park submitted a £2.7m bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for improvements to Poole Park.

Round One of the bid was a success, and the HLF awarded us the funding required to develop our initial ideas. We spent 2016 consulting widely with park users, neighbours, stakeholder groups and others in order to finalise detailed plans.

2017

Submitting the Bid!

We are now preparing the final £2.7 million funding bid for submission on 28th February.

We hope to have a decision from the Heritage Lottery Fund in August. If successful the Delivery Phase will then be put into action (2017-2021).

The Park-wide Proposals are presented in our pdf (right).
The proposals are broken down into various Themes for consultation, details of which can be found below.

News Updates

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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Just 6 weeks to submission!

Exciting times ahead for 2017! We are now preparing the final £2.7 million funding bid for submission on 28th February. We hope to have a decision from the Heritage Lottery Fund in August. If successful the Delivery Phase can then be put into action.

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£8,000 for Quiet Garden #BagsofHelp

We are delighted to announce that our Quiet Garden project in Poole Park has successfully gained £8,000 of funding from the Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative all raised from the 5p carrier bag charge. The funding will create a new Quiet Garden on the former go-karting...

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The Six Project Themes

Consultation on all themes is now closed

Thank you for having your say!

Lakes & Drainage

A better understanding of the lakes and drainage will lead to more informed management decisions …

Play

Improving the existing play areas and introducing a play landscape for all ages and abilities throughout the park …

Traffic

The entrances and the roads in the Park are part of the Park, where every user regardless of their abilities has the same rights …

Heritage & Landscape

Restoring original features, enhancing their setting and ensuring Poole Park retains its original Victorian characteristics …

Geese & Wildlife

We will seek to control Geese and wildfowl numbers within a park that is managed better for wildlife …

Management, Maintenance & Conservation

Seeking public input into new draft Management & Maintenance and Conservation Plans …

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