Hamworthy Park improvements 2018-19
Updated 4th December 2018
Paddling Pool refurbishment
In partnership with the Friends of Hamworthy Park
Hamworthy Park paddling pool is a popular feature of the park and has been a favourite destination for both local families and holiday makers for generations. The pool is freely accessible, without charge, and normally open annually from May to September.
Last refurbishments were carried out 10 years ago.
The majority of funding for this refurbishment project has been sought from Borough of Poole Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), as well as contributions from the Friends of Hamworthy Park (FoHP) who have already raised £25,000 towards the project through their fundraising efforts.
Subject to a successful tender exercise, refurbishment works will commence in January 2019 and will include;
- removal of original base,
- installation of a new reinforced concrete slab and wall, fitting within the existing area, and new coping stones around the edges,
- 114 bored reinforced concrete piles pinned to the new foundations – the largest pile measuring a radius of 250mm and going down to 10m below ground level to support the new slab,
- to improve water quality, the location of the beach slope feature will move to the west of the pool.
A programme of works will be issued in due course. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this exciting development may cause.
Refurbishment of the paddling pool follows a number of other recent improvements at Hamworthy Park, which have included new footpaths and signage, together with play and landscape improvements – details here
Poole BH15 4DH