Pilot Parks

Three ‘Pilot Parks’ were selected earlier this year in which we are now working alongside the community to trial health initiatives and develop new ideas for physical and managerial improvements.

The chosen parks are Waterman’s Park in Christchurch, Winton Recreation Ground in Bournemouth and Alexandra Park in Poole.

We want our Pilot Parks to bring to life and deliver on the ground some of the strategic ideas that are coming out of other work streams. Following some community engagement activities, we've developed new masterplans for these parks which will have further consultation next year.

We've appointed two Parks Activators, starting in January 2021, who will be delivering a series of events and activities in these parks throughout 2021. Their remit is to encourage more users into our parks, getting them to stay longer, improving their health and wellbeing while also increasing the biodiversity and wildlife within the park.

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