Poole has over 1067 hectares of greenspace. That's the equivalent of 1491 Wembley-sized football pitches.
It covers nearly 20% of the Borough's surface and is made up of:
- 9 Borough Parks
- 10 Local Parks
- 9 Small local parks
- 23 Natural Habitats
- 10 Cemeteries, closed Churchyards and the Crematorium
Classification of parks are based on the existing or targeted classifications identified in the Open Spaces Strategy 2004.
Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
The Borough of Poole is a Section 28G authority - a public body, as defined under section 28G of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and has a duty to conserve and improve SSSIs and to consult Natural England before carrying out or permitting operations that can damage SSSIs.
Natural Habitat Designations:
LNR, SSSI, SPA, Ramsar all of which we have in Poole