Radipole Park and Gardens project
Radipole Park and Gardens are located in the centre of Weymouth and are around 1 mile in length. We’ve teamed up with the Friends of Radipole Park and Gardens volunteer group to secure funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We will use the funding to make improvements and changes to the site.
The vision for Radipole Park and Gardens
Radipole Park and Gardens is already a popular space with residents. We gathered feedback from visitors to help us pinpoint exactly what improvements would be most beneficial. This includes enhancing areas which are already working well, for instance:
- adding seating to the formal gardens
- planting fruit trees to promote wildlife
- upgrading and adding facilities to the sports courts
- resurfacing the car park
A new heritage café will provide refreshments and will feature interactive display tables for children. It will provide an accessible space for members of the community to meet and socialise.
Next to the café, a sensory garden will be designed by Kingston Maurward College, with the involvement of their students.
The existing play area will be upgraded using natural materials and made more inclusive. Play equipment which is accessible for children with disabilities will be added. More facilities will also be available for older children, including a new zip wire!
Find out more about about plans in this video from the Radipole project team.
The project so far
We were awarded funding in August 2020 and so far the project team have been extremely busy. We have recruited a full time apprentice to work in the park and gardens, as well as a project manager to oversee the progression of the plans.
There will be an exciting year round activity programme, suitable for a range of ages and interests. This will help to maximise the potential of the park and it’s benefit to residents.
There will also be a volunteer programme offering a range of opportunities, as well as training in specific areas. If you’d like to know how to get involved with this project, please contact: email@example.com
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