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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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Radipole Park Project

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about the project 

Radipole Park & Gardens

In 2017, Weymouth Town Council’s Parks Department, with the support of the Friends of Radipole Park and Gardens, applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding to draw up plans to renovate and improve Radipole Park and Gardens. The application was successful and £78,000 was granted to prepare further, more detailed plans for a Stage 2 application. A Parks Development Officer and a Project Manager worked alongside the Friends of Radipole Park to find out what people valued about Radipole Park, how they engaged with it and what improvements and additions they wanted to see.

This community feedback, in addition to thorough research and specialist advice, informed the plans that were ultimately submitted. To read about the application and the proposals, please visit Radipole Park and Gardens Lottery Project – Weymouth Town Council | Weymouth Town Council

The application was successful and, in 2020, the National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded funding of just over a million pounds for the proposals to be carried out.

Some of the bigger developments include the installation of a new heritage kiosk, toilets and a sensory garden. The sports facilities and play equipment are also being upgraded.

The project aims to encourage more people to use the facilities and to reconnect with wildlife and nature through an exciting and engaging activity programme. There will also be plenty of opportunities for people to get involved through volunteering.

The Covid pandemic made getting going a little difficult but construction work finally started in July 2023 and it is hoped that all the works will be completed by Summer 2024.

the sensory garden

For the last three years the Friends have been busy raising funds for a new sensory garden. The garden is located next to the new refreshment kiosk.

Work began by preparing the ground in the autumn, ready for the hard graft of building paths, planters and beds. Planting began in the Spring of 2024.
We are looking for volunteers to help us maintain the garden going forward – please do get in touch if you are interested. 

 

bare hands in soil vitamin G

Fantastic to see the gardens being used so well and I loved learning more about wartime Weymouth

T Head

An awful lot of work, but well worth it! Well done.

Annette Parker
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