Poole Park has for many years, since it was opened in 1890, been at the heart of the Town of Poole. From it's earliest days to today, it has been a peoples park.
It is as popular with families today as it ever was. Opened in 1890 by the Prince Of Wales, it was constructed on land donated by the then Lord Wimborne.
In Poole Park you will find that there is something for all the family. One of the most popular activities with the younger visitors is feeding the ducks and swans, on Swan Lake. There is also the miniature railway which winds it's way around Swan Lake, again very popular with the children and fathers ! (Watch our mini video in HD) By the lake you will find Gus Gorilla's Jungle Playground, an extraordinary adventure playground for children, where you can try the spiral slide,rush down tube slides or have a ball in the huge ball pool. For parents there is a restaurant, where if the sun is shining you can relax on the patio safe in the knowledge your children are having fun and are safe !
For the older members of your family there are other special attraction, you can watch cricket matches or watch the model racing yachts. If you are interested in flowers, you can just stroll around the park enjoying the atmosphere of the Rose garden or just admiring the formal flower beds. There is a bowling green, where you can sit and watch a match or if you fancy golf you can try your hand a crazy golf or mini pitch and putt. There is a large play area for children with all the usual slides and swings etc, all in a safe area. If you are feeling energetic you could always hire one of the tennis courts for a game !
New for the 2007 season, local company Rockley Watersports have opened their new boating experience, Rockley at Poole Park. From their purpose built boat-house, you can now hire a variety of equipment, ranging from a pedalo to a sailing dinghy to try out on Poole Park Lake. For more details on the boats available and the short courses available please visit their website at www.poolepark.com where you will find all the info.
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