The Heritage Lottery Fund has approved our Poole Park Life £2.7m funding bid!

The HLF trustees met at the end of June 2017 and supported the bid we developed over the last couple of years, reporting that they think it is a very strong project. We are now moving into a four-year long Delivery Phase of making improvements to Poole Park, further engaging in new activities with park users, local communities and stakeholders.

To everyone who has been involved – whether you completed a questionnaire, attended a guided walk, chatted with us over a cup of tea, organised an event, raised funds or paid to upload a photo to the Photomosaic – you played a part and helped us deliver this for the “People’s Park”, thank you.

If you are wondering what happens after this fantastic news, then please take a look at our new Project Calendar – and at the ‘Six Project Themes’ pages as a reminder of the range of improvements across the park.

What comes first? Some tree maintenance work around the freshwater lakes in preparation for the landscaping works later, and then some repairs to the brick pier entrances to the park and War Memorials.

We will update the calendar as things develop, to make it easy to track progress.

The last couple of years …

We continue to welcome your interest and input into the project, even though consultation on the project is closed, you can find our contact details at the bottom of the page.

News Updates

New tenant sought for East Gate Lodge

Borough of Poole is seeking a new community-based organisation to lease the Lodge for up to 7 years, commencing spring 2018. Expressions of interest are now being sought prior to the formal competition taking place from 29th January… READ MORE

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Garden Volunteer Task Cancelled

Unfortunately we have had to cancel tomorrow's gardening volunteer task, the next scheduled task is : Thursday 22nd February  •  3pm – 6pm  •  Weeding and learning what is a weed in the Quiet Garden! Placing lilies in the lake and possibly cutting back rhododendron on...

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Coming Soon!

Behind the scenes there are lots of different pieces of work progressing with the Poole Park Life project, here is a quick summary: The process of finding a tenant to take a lease of East Gate Lodge is well under way, we hope to be able to award a lease at the end of...

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