New playground designs 

After an incredibly competitive tender process BCP Council appointed Jupiter Play & Leisure to design and install the two new play areas in Poole Park.

Consultation first took place during the development phase of the Poole Park Life project and the new concept designs were carefully drafted to meet the key points of the consultation:

  • Exciting large play pieces e.g. tunnels, zip wires, wobbly bridge, giant slide, parkour
  • Challenging play for older children, plus something for under 5’s
  • Opportunities for accessible play. Sensory play e.g. mirrors, musical instruments, talking tubes, planting. Accessible equipment e.g. swing, roundabout, see-saw
  • Be in keeping with the Poole Park’s Victorian heritage and landscape
  • Seating for young people, parents and grandparents

1. The Jungle Adventure playground at Westfield

Packed with large, dynamic play and challenging structures!

The Jungle Adventure playground

Opened 28th May 2021

The Jungle Adventure playground

2. The Plant Explorers playground at Cygnet, next to the Ark Café

Designed to stimulate the senses of children of all ages & abilities!

Opened 12th March 2021

The Plant Explorer's playground
The Plant Explorer's playground

Both bespoke designs follow a theme inspired by Victorian Plant Hunters, telling the stories of brave explorers taking perilous journeys and exploring unknown, undisturbed lands to bring home exotic specimens.

Jupiter created concept designs for both playgrounds for comment; the pdf downloads above are copies of display boards that were exhibited on playground railings in the park Oct-Dec 2020.

Play areas 1 & 2 marked on Google map

1. The Jungle Adventure playground at the large (Westfield) play area
2. The Plant Explorers playground at the smaller (Cygnet) play area next to the Ark Café

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