Bourne Park

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Bourne Park is a great open space with a play area and paddling pool. With a beach theme, the play area features a pirate ship and sand castle multiclimb frame, whale and penguin rocks and a boat rocker. The surface is designed to look like the sea, with fish, crabs and a 3D shark.

The equipment is designed for disabled users with a roundabout suitable for wheelchairs and disabled swings.

The enclosed play area is for children aged up to 12 years.

There is also a picnic area with several wheelchair accessible picnic tables.

The Sahara desert themed paddling pool is for children aged up to 8 years.  It is open seven days a week (10am - 5pm) from May until September. It is now closed for 2023.


Bourne Park facilities include:

  • A children's play area
  • Paddling pool (open late May - early September)
  • Public toilets

Getting there

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Bourne Park can be accessed via entrances at:

  • Wherstead Road (2-5 minute walk to play area)
  • Stoke Park Drive (10-15 minute to play area)

If you are a disabled driver the best entrance is Wherstead Road as it is closer to the play area/paddling pool where there are designated disabled parking bays.

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Contact Details

Parks & Cemeteries,
Ipswich Borough Council,
3E Grafton House,
15 - 17 Russell Road,

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01473 432000