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Kings Park

RegionSouth West
ClubWessex Orienteers
Nearest townBournemouth
PostcodeBH7 6LR
Carpark locationNorth end of Clarence Park Road.

Available Map

Kings Park is an attractive, quiet, town park, gently undulating. Ideal for beginners. Near Pokesdown station.

Open all the year. Free parking.

There are three courses on the map:

Short 0.5km        This is designed to enable an adult to observe a youngster running alone through the whole course. It is of easy (white) standard.

Medium 1.0km   This course also allows observation and is of easy (white) standard.

Long 2.0km         A longer course, a little more tricky (yellow) standard.

Other Things to do in the Area

Café & toilets in Athletics stadium building.  Open weekend April-September and weekends in summer holidays.

Very nice children's playground near the car park.

Bournemouth Parks Garden Centre opposite the car park.

Skatepark.

Indoor Bowling centre.

Athletics stadium & Bournemouth F.C. stadium also on the grounds.

Directions: Leave Boscombe eastwards on the A35 (Christchurch Rd). After Pokesdown Station, traffic lights first left into Clarence Park Rd & straight on to car park.

Maps Available From

When open (see above), the café in the Athletics centre sells maps (approx £1.00) but it's best to download and print one yourself, as above.

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience