Slades Park Pavilion Opening Monday 27th May
Posted: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:35
Slades Park Pavilion, Bournemouth, opens to the public on Bank Holiday Monday, 27thMay.
All the users of the great green space at Slades Park are invited to the opening event and to both make use of and become involved with the new Pavilion which will be a community hub for all.
2pm: Opening and mass community photo
From 2.30pm local clubs are offering free taster sessions in All Stars cricket, family bootcamp, junior rugby, canicross (running with dogs), and track cycling at the Bournemouth velodrome.
Active Dorset CIO will be based in the new Pavilion and responsible for operating it under a long-term lease from BCP Council. It will be open Monday - Friday from 10am-4pm with accessible public toilets, WiFi and hot drinks. This offer is enhanced when there are sufficient volunteers to open and run the café. The café will have a selection of delicious cakes, ice creams, hot and cold drinks.
One of the most exciting developments at Slades Park is the engagement of the local community; the opening hours of the Pavilion and café will be increased as this volunteer engagement continues to grow.
Active Dorset is a Charity who works with local areas and people to develop more active and healthy lifestyles.All surpluses raised at Slades Park will be re-invested to support the delivery of activity or to enhance facilities at the site and encourage a more active and healthy community.
Martin Kimberley, Active Dorset Chief Executive states; Very many people and organisations have been involved in bringing this ambitious project to fruition and would like to thank them all. BCP Council, their Parks Team, and the Seascape Team have been tremendous partners in delivering the Slades Park Pavilion project.
It is the start of an exciting journey to deliver greater activity levels, improved physical and mental wellbeing outcomes for residents."
Active Dorset collaborated with BCP Council to develop Slades Park to be a flagship model for delivering their aim.
Larry Austin, Director of Environment, BCP Council commented: "We have an excellent relationship with Active Dorset and we are delighted to be able to extend our partnership working with them to increase levels of physical activity. The refurbished pavilion is a wonderful addition to the Slades Farm and surrounding areas and we are very pleased to open the building, which offers excellent new facilities for the community."