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.
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.
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!
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.