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, path networks 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 this summer and it is hoped that all the works will be completed by Spring 2024.
the sensory garden
For the last three years the Friends have been busy raising funds for a new sensory garden. The garden will be located next to the new refreshment kiosk.