The People’s Park

The People’s Park

Poole Park 1890 –

110 acres of open parkland, beautiful gardens, quiet spaces, lakes and a large saline lagoon. Bordering Poole Harbour and the Old Town, Poole Park is a much-loved family friendly open space that retains it’s original Victorian plan, many original features and is registered by Historic England for its special historic interest.

Following the award of a £2.7 million National Lottery Heritage Fund grant in 2017, the Park has undergone an extensive range of improvements to conserve it’s unique features and to secure its enduring viability and appeal for future generations.

Adopt a Tree

A new generation of trees has being introduced across the park during 2020/2021, and they are available for adoption

Voices from the Past

A series of nine short audio stories for children, each linked to a different location in the park, and available to listen to via QR codes printed on the new interpretation panels.

Dedicate a Bench

A variety of recently installed bench types around the lakes and in the Quiet Garden available for commemorative plaques

Poole Park Life 2014-2021

The £2.7 million National Lottery Heritage Fund grant that enabled us to carry out major impovements across the park

Poole Park Railway

Back on Track for summer 2022! BCP Council announced 22nd October that following a successful tender process, Shropshire-based Track Systems UK have been awarded the contract to construct a new railway track and engine shed at Poole Park Railway. Details & updates can be found at


Green Flag Award & Green Heritage Site Award 2021/22

Park Awards 2021

Poole Park is one among 23 BCP Council parks and open spaces celebrating a Green Flag Award this year. For the first time, Poole Park has also achieved the much-coveted Green Heritage Site Accreditation

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The Photo Mosaic

A snapshot in time of the people of Poole, and part of a fundraising drive for the Poole Park Life project

Poole Park Location Plan

Discover the names and locations of features and facilities across the Park

The website is a BCP Council project; it was launched in the winter of 2020 to celebrate the Park’s heritage, the special role it plays in the lives and the hearts of generations of local families, and the improvements made possible by the Heritage Fund award.

Aerial view, Poole Park