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2m transformation of park begins
Poole Park
The area where the restaurant will be built
A 2m project to transform a park in Dorset has begun.

The work at Poole Park, which is due to be finished by next spring, involves building a new restaurant and creating an indoor ice rink for children.

In addition, part of the main lake will be dredged in order to reintroduce sailing at the park.

A Poole Borough Council spokesman said there would be a period of disruption over the next few months, but it would try to keep it to a minimum.

Developers contributions

The 2m project is being funded by the current owners of the cafe in Poole Park, which is being refurbished.

Developers have contributed to the 200,000 needed to dredge the lake.

The dredged sand will be used to create a number of small islands, which will be illuminated in the evenings.

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