From 2014 to 2016 the Friends of Poole Park and the Borough of Poole made a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £2.5m to help deliver improvements that have been identified through talking to local people. There are five themes:
1. The Lake and park drainage is to be improved to enhance the visitor experience.
2. Renovate and restore heritage landscapes. Informed by public engagement to understand what heritage is important to the people of Poole and how we preserve it.
3. The Geese and wildfowl theme will involve volunteers and experts undertaking studies on the geese population in the park. We need to make management decisions based on evidence.
4. Traffic movements is a theme that will discuss ways of better managing traffic to improve the visitor experience.
5. Play will engage with people for ideas to renovate the play areas and introduce play landscapes.Our hope is that as a result the park will be better managed and in better condition but we need your help to do it.