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Radipole Park & Gardens
Welcome to the website for Weymouth’s Radipole Park & Gardens run by the Friends group of the park.
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Wildlife Loving our Stunning Meadows at Radipole; Wildlife & Wellbeing

Have you been to visit our wildlife meadow at the far end of the play-park this year? It is blooming lovely, and that's official. Emily Brown, Weymouth's Parks Operation and Development Officer paid a visit to create a report on its progress and was blown away by what she saw and wanted to share it with us all....

Blackbird in Radipole gardens

Revealed;- Some Hidden Gems; Radipole Park and Gardens

Watching bats sweeping to and fro in these gardens are one of my treasured childhood memories, though what they were probably feeding on, not such good memories! Playing tennis in the evenings usually meant you spent more time swiping away those mozzies who seemed determined to devour you....

Weymouth & Portland Pride by the Seaside; Radipole Park

Our green spaces should be safe for everyone to visit, relax and enjoy the outdoors, a place where no one should feel excluded, isolated, intimidated or threatened by others. That is the case this coming weekend, everyone's welcomed to what will be a kaleidoscope of colour, people, stalls, lively entertainment and a stage packed with performances, and it's all happening in Weymouth's Radipole park. Weymouth & Portland's first annual Pride event Pride by the Seaside. It's a time when we can all come together and 'celebrate equality and diversity in our community.' Great to see so many Weymouth businesses behind this event...

An All Inclusive Event for Everyone to Enjoy; Multicultural Bring and Share Picnics.

Sometimes events pop up that makes you remember that there is far more love and compassion in the world than today's media would often have you believe. Arranged by the Dorset Race Equality Council, these are a series of multicultural picnics in nearby parks and our local one held in Radipole play park area is being supported by Weymouth Town Council. The idea behind them being that anyone and everyone from all our diverse local communities can come together in a relaxed setting to share their food and take time out to socialise. A chance to try cuisines of different nationalities. Talk to people who you might...

Discovering Images of Radipole Gardens Lost Past

Some might think that an odd title seeing as the gardens were only created during the 1930's, but if you're fan of good old Tony Robinson and Time Team, you'll know that sometimes it's easier to research, read and know more about centuries ago than it is our more recent history! Radipole park and gardens were created during the 1930's, a period between two World Wars, also a period of austerity and high unemployment. Schemes had been set up by the government of the day to enable councils to take advantage of cheap rate loans  to employ many of those men and women who were unable...

Fascinating; Discover Radipole Park & Gardens links to WWI and WWII

Discover Radipole Park & Gardens links to WWI and WWII In a couple of weeks time we will be hosting our annual Big Fun Day, only this year is a very special one. Last winter we received the exciting news that we had got though stage I of or £1,4000,000 Parks for People Heritage Lottery Bid. That's no mean feat either. It has taken our Chair, Mike Goulden literally thousands of hours of work to put together our submission, working alongside members of W&P borough council. It ended in a humungous volume of facts, figures, history of, social history, ecological study...

Oohhh Sweet Memories! Radipole Play Park and that Paddling Pool

This collection of old photos came to us via Weymouth Museum who have a vast set of images along with many historical items on the history of our area. Next time you're in Brewer's Quay pop in and say hi to them, there's even a book shop there that's free to browse. P.S. doing your family history...

Are Our Green Spaces and Community Buildings Safe?

Might be a slightly contentious post on what aims to be a gardens related site, but it's one that I personally, and if you love your local parks and gardens maybe we all, should feel very concerned about. (Here comes the disclaimer bit! These views are purely the author's own, they do not mean to be political but mere observations and genuine concerns on what we could be and in some cases, are already losing. It's not written with any intentions to stirring up a hornet's nest, purely to make people aware that we must treasure what we have and if needs be, fight to...

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