Bournemouth coastal activity park designs unveiled

Bournemouth Coastal Activity Park design Image copyright Bournemouth Borough Council
Image caption The park on Bournemouth seafront is due to open on 13 April

Designs for a dedicated activity park along the Dorset coast have been unveiled.

The 1 mile (1.5km) park between Alum Chine and Southbourne in Bournemouth is due to open on 13 April.

The £700,000 attraction will include a multi-sports arena, sporting events site and a dinghy park.

The work on the park will also see repairs made to a £3.2m artificial surf reef at Boscombe, which was closed in 2011 after a boat propeller damaged it.

Local traders, hoteliers and businesses attended a series of events in January to give their feedback on the park's designs and potential benefits.

Funding for the park has been assisted by a £254,000 grant from the government's Coastal Communities Fund.

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