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Poole Park

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Poole Park

Parkstone Road
Poole Town, Poole, BH15 2SF

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About this park

Poole Park is a large, urban park bordering Poole Harbour.

In July 2017, we were awarded £2.7m of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund's Parks for People programme.

Our successful bid for National Lottery funding will support a range of improvements to the historic park over the next four years. Find out more about the Poole Park Life project.

There are three sites at Poole Park that are licensed for you to hire for outdoor events.

Great for

Play parks, ducks, picnics, tennis, walking, fitness, and watersports.

Opening times

Closes at dusk; closed to vehicles between 6am and 10am Monday to Saturday.


There are three free car parks in the park:

  • next to The Kitchen (around 40 spaces, up to 2 hours stay)
  • near the small roundabout between Rockley Watersports and The Ark (around 30 spaces, up to 3 hours stay)
  • next to The Ark (around 60 spaces, up to 4 hours stay).

You can also park for free on the roads within Poole Park.


Dogs are allowed on a lead.


  • toilets, including disabled toilets and baby changing
  • drinking water taps
  • picnic areas.

Food and drink

Fun things to do

  • two children's play areas: Cygnet play area and West Gate play area
  • Rockley watersports; sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, rowing
  • Poole Park crazy golf
  • Poole Radio Yacht Club model boat racing.


By foot: main entrances in Parkstone Road, Sandbanks Road and Whitecliff Road.

By car: Kingland Road, Sandbanks Road, Whitecliff Road and Copse Close.

From Monday to Saturday between 6am and 10am you cannot drive into Poole Park.

Friends of Poole Park

The Friends of Poole Park is a charity made up of members of the Poole community with a special interest in the development and future of Poole Park.

The friends hold the tender to operate the Poole Park miniature railway.

Sport and exercise

Poole Park - Sports Pitches

Parks and open spaces

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