Although renamed in October 1999 as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, they are more commonly known as Radipole Park and Gardens.
Discovering this tree lined retreat is a true delight for anyone, especially those with green fingers, as it offers year round interest with stunning summer bedding, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and bulbs. A variety of trees, as well as a walkway of Weeping Willows, makes this peaceful haven a popular setting for wedding photographs.
Sometimes referred to as the ‘hidden gardens of Weymouth’, they are located off the beaten track, running alongside the RSPB Swannery Nature Reserve, Radipole Park Drive, and are a must for anyone looking to enjoy a few stolen moments away from the crowds.
In 2017, the Parks Department, with the support of the Friends of Radipole Park and Gardens submitted an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for initial funding to draw up plans to renovate and improve this beautiful greenspace.
The application was a success!
The entrances at both ends are wheelchair accessible. Some of the paths are uneven.
A small free of charge car park is available to visitors to the gardens.
Radipole Park is adjacent to the gardens and has plenty to offer those looking for a bit more action. The play area, skatepark and football pitch are popular attractions for families who travel from across the borough to use the facilities. The large grassed area is ideal for those wishing to have picnics or to hold events, such as summer fayres or children’s sports days.
Weymouth Tennis Club has 4 ‘all year’ tennis courts available to members. For more details please contact: 07957 810 836.
Seven tennis courts open to the public all year free of charge.
A basketball court is open to the public all year free of charge.
A skateboard practice area open to the public all year free of charge.
Suitable for children and young people up to 14 years, the play area has a variety of play equipment, dog proof fencing, 3 self-closing gates and a wheelchair accessible picnic bench.
A football pitch is available all year free of charge. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis.
Large open grassed area suitable for ball games, picnics and community events.
There are no public toilets at Radipole Park Gardens, the nearest facilities are at the Swannery Car Park, Radipole Park Drive.
A small free of charge car park is available to visitors using the play area and open space.
Cycling is not permitted in Radipole Parks and Gardens. Cyclists are asked to use the cycle path that runs along Radipole Park Drive adjacent to the gardens.