We want to create inspirational parks that improve people's health and wellbeing, reconnect people with nature and bring our communities together - can you help us?
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.
Park Yoga runs every Sunday throughout the summer in Bournemouth Gardens and Kingfisher Barn on the Stour Valley.
Yoga is a great way to relax your mind and body, so why not do that in an amazing outdoor setting, and for free? All you need to bring is a mat or a towel and a positive mindset and relax the morning away!
Contactless donation trial
We're trialing, prototyping and developing new contactless donation solutions in an outdoor environment.
As our society evolves to using contactless payments as the norm, we'll be exploring how people's behaviour may change to donate to charities. We'll be developing weather proof technology which will contain an independent power source.
We have teamed up with Yellow Buses to create a Wildlife Bus to get kids involved with learning about our local wildlife neigbours.
Why not hop on our Wildlife Bus, tour around Bournemouth learning facts about some amazing creatures and jump off at one of our parks or nature reserves to see the wildlife for yourself!
Winton Park Café
Our community café in Winton Rec opened in August 2019 serving delicious coffee and cake to our park users
We've created a community-hub with a focus on nature based activities to transform the park and engage the local community. The profits from the café will go towards enhancing our local parks.
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 such as Iford, Holdenhurst, Throop Mill and Muscliff.
Future Parks Accelerator
We've won a place on a new multi-million-pound initiative to create a pioneering approach to the future management of its parks and open spaces.
Funded by the National Trust, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and MHCLG we're one of eight places across the UK to take part in its ground-breaking Future Parks programme.
Talk of the town, Stour Valley - NOW COMPLETED
Tuckton's speaking bench - NOW COMPLETED!
Westcliff Shelter- NOW COMPLETED
Doggie drinking water fountains - NOW COMPLETED!
Our first one was installed outside the visitor centre at Hengistbury Head, with others now installed at Winton Rec and Slades Park. We're looking to introduce more across Bournemouth soon.