Poole Park

100 acres of parkland, in town.

Poole Park is an urban park adjacent to Poole Harbour in Poole. The park was opened during the Victorian era and has remained popular with visitors ever since.

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

The Ark in Poole Park

The all-weather family fun day out!
Three levels of soft play with slides, tunnels and interactive zones (up to 11 yrs old)
Dedicated toddlers' soft play area for little ones
Indoor ice rink for all ages and abilities
Spacious café with outdoor terrace overlooking Swan Lakeh a choice of tasty fillings.


  • Poole
  • Dorset
  • BH15 2SF


  • Telephone: 01202 739073