Our Projects

July 14, 2016

We're committed to the past, present and future of Bournemouth's parks and green spaces but we need your help! See some of our exciting projects below - every donation makes a difference!

rebuilding Bournemouth's Aviary

If you've ever been down to Bournemouth Gardens and taken a stroll through Pine Walk you may well have discovered Bournemouth's famous bird sanctuary. 

We’re fundraising to replace the aviary with a beautiful new structure allowing greater flight space for the birds.  We’ve raised £88,000 in donations and pledges. Please help us to reach our target of £200,000.

West Cliff Green Restoration

Help us to restore and re-open this historic shelter, in the style and decoration that it would have originally had.

This ‘Victorian clifftop shelter’ forms part of Bournemouth’s coastal heritage. The local community are coming together to raise funds to restore the hut to its original condition and appearance. The views from this location are stunning.

Drinking Fountains

We are saving to trial dog-friendly drinking fountains in some of Bournemouth's parks.

If these doggy drinking fountains prove to be a success, we will aim to raise funds to be able to introduce them to many other parks across our town.  We're currently raising funds for a drinker at Hengistbury Head.

Park Yoga

Park Yoga is back for 2018 and it's free! Come along every Sunday morning at 10:00 to Bournemouth Gardens, opposite Bournemouth Town Hall. 
Yoga is a great way to relax your mind and body, so why not do that in an amazing outdoor setting? You just need to bring along a mat or towel, a drink and a positive mindset and then relax the morning away.

stour valley sculpture trail

This exciting and ambitious project will create an arts and sculpture trail between the coastline at Hengistbury Head, along the river Stour, up to Kinson. 

Visitors will encounter unexpected wildlife such as the otter, brown hare and barn owl and discover places of interest such as Iford, Holdenhurst, Throop Mill, Muscliff and beyond.

Parks in Mind

This project will create volunteering opportunities in our amazing parks to improve people's mental/physical health and reduce social isolation through participating in parks activities.

Volunteers will benefit from improved health and wellbeing, personal development, confidence, sense of achievement and CV enhancement. 

Talk of the town, Stour Valley - NOW COMPLETED

Our second talking bench situated on the delightful river bank near Kingfisher Barn, Muscliff.
Supported by Tesco #bagsofhelp, local school children are recording their thoughts and feelings for their local river and its heritage. Pop along in the autumn for our version of 'Tales of the River Bank'. 

A Pocket Park for Kinson - NOW COMPLETED

Parks and green spaces breathe life into our communities as precious spaces for wildlife, meeting friends, exercise and play. 

Pocket parks are small green spaces but they do the same job as big green spaces! With the government grant funding, the Foundation has helped the local community to develop the centrally located Kinson Village Green to make it more appealing to everyone and wildlife.

Tuckton's speaking bench - NOW COMPLETED

The foundations first project was an innovative talking bench on the Stour at Tuckton. 
Solar powered and with state of the art technology the stunning hand-carved bench relates stories of the adjacent river Stour with intervals of music, poetry and laughter.