New activity and learning hub planned for residents of King’s Park

Exciting plans are underway to improve the skills, health and wellbeing for residents of all ages by providing a new community space at the heart of Kings Park.

The new Kings Park facility for activity and learning aims to be fully inclusive and improve the life chances of all residents – from school children to retirees – by providing a coordinated and progressive skills, health and well-being centre in an accessible part of the community.

The completion of the purchase of Kings Park Bowling Centre by BCP Council, enabled by Bournemouth Towns Fund, will lead to increased participation in a new and improved facility. The centre is continuing to host Skills and Learning Adult Community Education on the first floor and the bowling club on the ground floor, with a range of community fitness, health and well-being activities and programmes being planned for the future.
Councillor Phil Broadhead, Deputy Leader of BCP Council and Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration said:

“This is another example of regeneration in action in Boscombe – which is not just about fancy new buildings, but people and community too. This new offer will provide local residents a host of learning and wellbeing opportunities in the heart of Kings Park, which all ties into our bigger programme of Boscombe rejuvenation.

“Furthermore, we are committed to working closely with the bowling club about their current provision and how the leisure facilities will be shaped in the future.

“The Towns Fund has given us a huge cash injection to invest in Boscombe and the surrounding areas. We’ve exciting plans ahead, as we look to provide the community with life enhancing opportunities and greater access to good quality jobs, training, leisure activities and homes.”

The purchase of the lease and building was acquired by BCP Council, funded by Bournemouth Towns Fund.