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Future parks

BCP Council, partnering with Bournemouth Parks Foundation, is one of nine organisations across the UK who have been selected for Future Parks Accelerator funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, National Trust and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, to find new, inspiring ways to develop and manage our green spaces.

The funding allows us to explore long-term strategies for improving and maintaining our green spaces through a wide range of themes and projects.

Our aims

Find out how we intend to use the FPA grant to make strategic changes that improve and maintain our parks over the long term.

Green Infrastructure Strategy

Our Green Infrastructure (GI) Strategy sets guidelines as to how we will manage, protect, fund and develop green spaces over the coming 25 years.

Trading opportunities

We are currently evaluating how our green spaces can best generate income which can then be reinvested into maintenance and improvements.

Parks challenge report

In late 2019, our strategies and teams received praise after being chosen to take part in the Parks Challenge Week as organised by the National Trust.

Bournemouth Parks Foundation

Bournemouth Parks Foundation (BPF) exists to raise funds and awareness to support Bournemouth's parks, gardens and open spaces for now and future generations.

Stour Valley Park strategy

Our vision for Stour Valley Park is for an easily accessible, innovative, sustainable and high-quality regional park.


We are in the process of developing a volunteering strategy that makes it easier to get involved and ensures that it best serves both the volunteers and our organisations.

Pilot parks

Waterman's Park in Christchurch, Winton Recreation Ground in Bournemouth and Alexandra Park in Poole have been selected to trial ideas for improving our green spaces.