about the project
Radipole Park & Gardens
In 2017, the Parks Department, with the support of the Friends of Radipole Park and Gardens submitted an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for initial funding to draw up plans to renovate and improve Radipole Park and Gardens. Initial lottery funding of £78,000 was granted to prepare further, more detailed plans for a Stage 2 Application. A Parks Development Officer and a Project Manager were appointed to work alongside the Friends of Radipole Park to find out what people value about Radipole Park, how they currently engage with the park and what improvements and additions they would like to see.
Thorough research and specialist advice also helped to inform the plans. To read more about the application and the proposals, please visit Radipole Park and Gardens Lottery Project – Weymouth Town Council | Weymouth Town Council
In 2020, National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded funding of just over a million pounds for these design proposals to be carried out!
Some of the major developments include the installation of a new heritage café, toilets, sensory garden, and drainage system to alleviate the waterlogging issues on the playing field. The capital works will also involve upgrading the sports facilities, path networks, and play equipment, including the reintroduction of water play.
The project aims to encourage more people to use the facilities and 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 a variety of different volunteer and training placements.
Construction work is due to start in autumn of this year with the aim for works to be completed by Spring 2023.
the sensory garden
For the last three years we have been busy fund-raising towards our sensory garden that will be created next to where the new cafe will be built.