The Future of Poole Park

New Plans & Strategies

This page makes available some of the documents submitted with the Heritage Lottery Funding Bid and with the planning applications (ref APP/17/00378/F & APP/17/00385/L) in February/March 2017.

Management & Maintenance Plan 2017-2030

A new Management and Maintenance Plan (MMP) has been prepared for Poole Park and submitted to the HLF as part of the funding bid.

The vision within the plan is:

  • Poole Park, “the people’s park”, is the most popular public open space in Poole and we want to make it even better for generations to come. We will maintain Poole Park as a high quality visitor destination and flag-ship Borough park
  • We will protect the legacy of the HLF improvement project by embedding sustainable maintenance and management within available resources

Download the Management and Maintenance Plan 2017-2030 (pdf, 46pp, 9Mb)

Conservation Plan

A Conservation Plan (CP) has a different role, it looks at the historical development of the park from its original design, through different eras and development styles.

The CP has been prepared and submitted to the HLF as part of the funding bid:

Download the Poole Park Conservation Plan (pdf, 87pp, 9Mb)

Download the Conservator’s report on historic features (pdf, 3Mb)

Action Plan

As a practical tool for park managers, the Poole Park Action Plan will sit beneath the MMP and CP. It sets out and prioritises maintenance activities in each ‘compartment’ of the park (e.g. War Memorials, the Cricket Pitch, Boating Lake, etc) for the period 2017-2021 and for post-HLF funding:

Download the Poole Park Action Plan (pdf, 20pp, 750kb)

Activity Plan

The Activity Plan sets out all the work that will be undertaken during the four-year Delivery Phase (2017-2021) and beyond – including engaging local residents, the local community and park visitors. Some of these activities we hope will prove to be sustainable in the longer term, providing a legacy from the project and strengthening Poole Park for the future:

Download the Delivery Phase Activity Plan (pdf, 37pp, 3Mb)

Tree Strategy

A draft document that will be added to through the Delivery Phase, the strategy sets out the future policy for management, protection and replacement of Poole Park’s historic trees.

The Strategy document is accompanied below by documents submitted as part of the planning application (available here), providing the context in which some trees will be selectively removed as part of the Poole Park Life project, and subsequent replanting plans:

Poole Park Life Delivery Phase Tree Strategy 2017-2020 (pdf, 23pp, 1Mb)

Poole Park Tree Strategy 2020-2070 (pdf, 14pp, 3Mb)

Tree Survey, Arboricultural Impact Assessment and Tree Protection Scheme (pdf, 45pp, 2Mb)

Tree Planting Plans (pdf, 5pp, 4Mb)

Tree Removal and Protection Plans (pdf, 11pp, 4Mb)

Furniture Strategy

This document identifies the style of benches, bins, lights and other park furniture within the proposals, mixing robust, modern materials with a sympathetic design to complement the Victorian park:

Download the Poole Park Furniture Strategy (pdf, 11pp, 1Mb)

Interpretation Strategy

This strategy explores how people use and understand Poole Park; it will shape the information that park users will be able to access in the future, such as noticeboards giving park facility and event information, way-finding signage, and information panels describing the park’s heritage, history and important features:

Download the Delivery Phase Interpretation Strategy (pdf, 25pp, 5Mb)

Play Strategy

Defining how the two play areas (West Field and Cygnet), new areas of natural play and the adult outdoor fitness equipment shall be replaced, maintained and managed in the future:

Download the Poole Park Play Strategy (pdf, 17pp, 1Mb )

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