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Poole Park

Running next to Poole Harbour, Europe’s largest natural harbour, lies Poole Park, Poole’s very own version of Hyde Park. It’s not quite as big, but bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. It still covers 110 acres of land and there’s lots to see and do alongside an very relaxed, scenic atmosphere.

A bit of history… In 1890, the park was constructed by the Prince of Wales. Later, in 1963, Poole Park Zoo opened to the public, though it lasted until 1994 when it closed due to a lack of favourability. However, things have only gone uphill for Poole Park. Since then, approximately 5 million pounds have been spent on regeneration projects making the area the wonderful place it is today.

Poole Park

There are so many activities and things to do at Poole Park, including:

  • Watersports (windsurfing, yacht racing, sailing, kayaking, rowing)
  • Pedalos
  • Two children’s play areas
  • Cricket pitch
  • Bowling green
  • Miniature railway
  • Tennis courts

As well as the opportunity to take part in a range of activities, the large park areas invite you to sit down and relax while taking in the view of the local scenery, and even watch the geese and admire the local wildlife. It’s a perfect place to bring a picnic, or you can grab a refreshment from the cafés within the park.

Poole Park really has it all.

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