Why visit Poole Park?

    Famous for its aquatic birds and miniature railway, Poole's Victorian park is great venue for relaxing and playing.

    Opened in 1890 by HRH Edward Prince of Wales, the park enjoys an open aspect to the south with extensive views across Poole Harbour to the Purbeck Hills beyond.  It covers an area of more than 100 acres, 60 acres of which - unusually for an urban space - comprise freshwater and brackish lakes.Designated a Conservation Area in 1995, much work has been undertaken to improve facilities whilst keeping the original design ideals.Features of the park include a popular cafe and recently built, contemporary waterside restaurant.With a children's ice rink, two play areas, cricket pitches, watersports, crazy golf course, putting green and tennis courts, and outdoor gym equipment, the park ensures that it remains very much at the heart of the local community.
    Address: Parkstone Road, Poole Town, BH15 2SE
    Facilities at Poole Park: Parking, Disabled Parking, Toilets, Disabled Toilet, Baby Changing, Refreshments, Drinking Water 
    Access to Poole Park - Restriction to access:  
    There is no vehicular access to Poole Park from 6.00am - 10.00am on Monday - Saturday 


    About The Friends


    The Friends of Poole Park was formed early in 2002 by members of the Poole community
    with special interests in the development and future of Poole Park.

    The Friends of Poole Park became a Registered Charity in 2004 - Registration Number 1101748.

    The Friends of Poole Park is a voluntary organisation supporting the development of the park,
    which is widely used by the people of Poole and visitors to the town as a valuable recreational and leisure area.

    The objectives of the Friends of Poole Park are:
    To promote the public awareness, use and enjoyment of Poole Park.
    To promote and assist with the development of the park, to raise funds and acquire assets for the development of the park.
    To promote the park as a tourist attraction for visitors to Poole and the surrounding holiday area.

    To support and assist the Borough of Poole in its management of the Park.
    The Friends of Poole Park believe that this is a project that will have a major impact on both the local community and visitors alike.