Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Please enable Google Maps Cookies to view a map for this location.


Parkstone Road
BH15 2SF


  • children's play area
  • tennis court
  • cricket pitch
  • arts and makers studio
  • picnic area
  • café
  • fitness station

Food and drink

The park has:

  • drinking water taps
  • picnic areas
  • The Ark café, with a soft play area and a children's ice-skating rink
  • Scoops ice cream parlour
  • The Kitchen waterside restaurant


There are 3 free car parks in the park:

  • next to The Kitchen: around 40 spaces, 2 hour maximum stay
  • between Rockley Watersports and The Ark: around 30 spaces, 3 hour maximum stay
  • next to The Ark: around 60 spaces, 3 hour maximum stay

You can also park for free on the roads within Poole Park.

Art and makers studio

Poole Park Art and makers studio is open from June to September.


The park has:

Poole Park railway

The railway will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.

The Poole Park railway runs through the park between 10am to 1pm Wednesday to Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. These timings are subject to change depending on the weather.

Poole Park railway prices
Ticket type Price
Standard ticket £3.50
2 years old and under Free
Family ticket (max 2 adults and 3 children) £13.50

Sport and exercise

At the park you’ll find:

  • leisure orienteering
  • fitness trail
  • bowling
  • tennis
  • miniature railway
  • minigolf
  • water sports

Useful information

There are 3 sites at Poole Park that are licensed to hire for outdoor events.


On foot

The park’s main entrances are on Parkstone Road, Sandbanks Road, Kingland Road and Whitecliff Road.

By car

There’s access for cars on Kingland Road, Sandbanks Road, Whitecliff Road and Copse Close.

You cannot drive into Poole Park from Monday to Saturday between 6am and 10am.


Dogs are allowed in the park, except within the fenced play areas.

Friends of Poole Park

The Friends of Poole Park is a community charity with a special interest in the development and future of the park.

Have you encountered a problem with this page?