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Parks and Open Spaces in Poole

Poole's Parks and Open Spaces are of paramount importance to us, providing somewhere to take in the fresh sea air and enjoy Poole's remarkable countryside scenery and coastal views.

Whether you're nipping out just to get a bit of peace and quiet, or you're packing a picnic and making a day of it, Poole's parks and open spaces have something for everyone. Take your pick - there's plenty to choose from!


Poole Park

Poole Park

About: Poole Park is the jewel crown of Poole, offering plenty of greenery and open space on the border of Poole's historic harbour. Whether it's a quick stroll around the lake with the dog or a day out with a picnic, Poole Park is the main central park in the area and is an accessible location for all.

Perfect for: Picnics, watersports, tennis, walking, feeding the ducks and playground fun.

Parking: Free. There are three car parks at Poole Park. Use postcode BH15 2SF.

TGtP Rating: 5/5


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Hamworthy Park Poole

Hamworthy Park

About: Hamworthy Park is situated on the edge of Poole Harbour in the suburb of Hamworthy. This harbour-beach front park proves popular with locals and visitors, especially in the summer months, because of the huge green open space. The tremendous views are worth the visit alone, but they also have lots of great activities available for families and watersport lovers.

Perfect for: Watersports, playground fun, picnics, paddling, beach and admiring views towards Brownsea Island.

Parking: Car Parking available in Lulworth Avenue, BH15 4DJ. Gets very busy in the summer. 

TGtP Rating: 4/5

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Harbourside Park Poole

Harbourside Park

About: Harbourside Park is made up of Baiter Park and Whitecliff Park, both of which sit on the edge of Parkstone Bay. If it's green space you're after then you certainly won't be short of it here. This park is ideal if you just want to sit on a bench and relax, whilst overlooking the breathtaking Parkstone Bay or enjoy a picnic with a view!

Perfect for: Walking, kite flying, picnics, playground fun, ball games, skating

Parking: There are two pay and display car parks at Baiter Recreation Ground. Use postcode BH15 1TQ.

TGtP Rating: 5/5

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Alexandra Park Poole

Alexandra Park

About: Alexandra Park is a small, six-acre formal park located in the Upper Parkstone area of Poole. If you prefer to steer away from the busier parks, Alexandra Park is the perfect place to enjoy some quiet time away from the town centre, or somewhere to take little ones for some fun in the summer.

Perfect for: Walking, playground fun, picnics

Parking: Limited parking on nearby roads. Use postcode BH14 9EW .

TGtP Rating: 3/5

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Coy Pond Gardens Poole

Coy Pond Gardens

About: Steer away from the busy coastal parks and enjoy spending some time in Coy Pond Gardens, a beautiful 9-acre park with pretty riverside walks and a big pond to explore. Coy Pond Gardens is a very tranquil park in Poole, so it offers the perfect space to take a relaxing stroll or a book to get stuck into, 

Perfect for: Walks, picnics, sitting beside the tranquil pond.

Parking: Limited parking on roads near the gardens. Use postcode BH12 1HX.

TGtP Rating: 4/5

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