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Radipole Park and Gardens project

Working with the Friends of Radipole Park & Gardens, we were awarded just over £1 million to redevelop and make improvements to Radipole Park and Gardens from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This was in June 2020. Since that time the project has experienced many challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic, but through a lot of hard work from a range of people the project is now up and running! 

A key feature of the new park will be about highlighting the hidden heritage through an interpretation scheme and activities that will make it fun and engaging for all ages.

Latest news

The park is open! And as of Saturday 20th July, the kiosk and toilets will be open too. Go take a look and enjoy the revamped facilities. Plus, our new official opening event takes place on Saturday 10th August. More details coming soon.

What’s been built? A new heritage kiosk and toilets, a new play area, a sensory garden, and a path across the amenity grass area. A resurfaced basketball court and tennis courts, a new Petanque terrain, some new outdoor table tennis tables and a relocated and resurfaced multi-use games area.

New planting, tree planting and wildflower areas have been developed along with an improved car parking area, interpretation boards showing the park’s history, and an orienteering course. A programme of events and activities has also been up and running with more events to follow.

Construction work took place in phases. Read our updates below for more information.

July 2023 Update Plans to develop Radipole Park and Gardens are taking shape! – Weymouth Town Council | Weymouth Town Council

September 2023 Update Radipole Park Development Update – Weymouth Town Council | Weymouth Town Council

October 2023 Update Radipole Park Development Update – Weymouth Town Council | Weymouth Town Council

December 2023 Update Radipole Park Development Update – Weymouth Town Council | Weymouth Town Council

January 2024 Update Radipole Park and Gardens Project Update – Weymouth Town Council | Weymouth Town Council

What does it look like?

Pictures below show some of the revamped facilities. The vision for Radipole Park and Gardens and the scope of the project was guided by lots of community engagement and feedback to pinpoint exactly what improvements were needed to enhance what is already a popular space with residents and visitors.

An important addition to the park is the new heritage kiosk and toilets which will provide refreshments and a covered raised decked area to sit and relax. This accessible space will be a central point for members of the community to meet and socialise. And the addition of toilet facilities will mean that people are able to stay for longer and enjoy more of the park’s facilities during their visit.

An interpretation scheme was installed explaining about the heritage of the park as well as a natural history trail that will encourage younger visitors to explore and discover new things in the park.

Volunteering opportunities

The Friends of Radipole Park and Gardens have been a big part of making this project happen and have raised the money to provide the sensory garden element of the new park. The Friends help to look after the park and make it a vibrant place to visit, and the sensory garden will be looked after by the volunteers. They are always keen to have new volunteers so, why not visit their website Friends of Radipole Park website and see if you could help too.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us on office@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk or telephone: 01305 239839.

Events and activities

For more information, visit the Friends of Radipole Park and Gardens website