Poole Park – The Ark Café

Poole Park

After passing under the railway bridge the bus now takes you to Poole Civic Centre. Built in the 1930’s this is very typical of the many town halls that were built from this time. This was the Town Hall for Poole up until  the formation of BCP Council in 2019.

Poole Civic Centre
Poole Civic Centre – just across from entrance to Poole Park

The route takes us through the middle of Poole Park, stopping next to the Ark café.  Have a stroll around the park or there is a lovely walk that takes you  alongside the shoreline of Poole Harbour to Poole Quay.

Poole Park from the air
Poole Park – Credit BCP Tourism

The park is very popular with the locals, you will see lots of people walking, running, using the outdoor gym equipment or just relaxing on one of the many benches, watching the world go by. There are plenty of wildfowl on the boating lake, if you find you have a spare crust!

Poole Park feeding the ducks – Credit BCP Tourism

If you fancy getting out on the lake, Rockley Water Sports have a great hire facility so you can try your hand at kayaking or paddleboarding, or for a gentler experience you can also hire a pedalo. Open daily for the summer.

Also situated within Poole Park is The Kitchen​ a contemporary style glass fronted Restaurant Bar overlooking the harbour.

Poole Park from the air
Poole Park – The Kitchen – Credit BCP Tourism