Parking charges in some parks in Poole

Following a decision by Poole’s Cabinet on 6 December 2016 to introduce pay and display car parking charges in five parks in the borough, a rolling programme of introductions will begin starting in Hamworthy Park on Tuesday 30 May 2017. 

Parking charges in Whitecliff Park car park, Ham Common car park, Lake Pier car park, and Newfoundland Drive Skateboard car park will follow shortly afterwards. Please read the car park signage carefully to avoid receiving an unnecessary ticket. 

The charges will only apply in all five parks between 1 March and 31 October each year as follows. 

Hamworthy Park car park 

From 9.30am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, the following charges will apply: 

Up to 30 minutes – free 

30 minutes to 2 hours - £1 

30 minutes to 5 1/2 hours - £2 


From 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, the charges will be the same as the week tariff: Up to 30 minutes – free 

30 minutes to 2 hours - £1 

30 minutes to 10 hours - £2 


Whitecliff Park car park 

From 8am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, the following charges will apply: 

Up to 30 minutes – free 

30 minutes to 2 hours - £1 

30 minutes to 4 hours - £2 

Maximum stay 4 hours 


From 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, the charges will be: 

Up to 30 minutes – free 

30 minutes to 2 hours - £1 

30 minutes to 10 hours - £2 


Ham Common and Lake Pier car parks 

From 8am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday, the following charges will apply: 

Up to 30 minutes – free 

30 minutes to 2 hours - £1 

30 minutes to 10 hours - £2 


Newfoundland Drive Skateboard car park 

From 8am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday, the following charges will apply: 

Up to 30 minutes – free 

30 minutes to 2 hours - £1 

30 minutes to 4 hours - £2 

Maximum stay 4 hours 


In addition a park based Green Parking Permit costing £40 per annum will be available early summer enabling all users to park in these five parks without having to buy a ticket. A combined resident beach and park permit costing £140 per annum will also be available providing flexibility for local people who use both the beach and parks. 

Jason Benjamin, Parking Services Manager, Borough of Poole, said: “The charges offer an initial free period of stay and together with the tariff being lower than the council’s existing district car parking charges, it provides value for money for those visiting the parks. In addition it is still free to park in these five parks between November and February.”

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