Kings Park, Boscombe Information (Geography)

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Kings Park
King's Park Cricket Pavilion and Cafe - geograph.org.uk - 1727445.jpg
Kings Park Cricket Ground
TypePublic park
Location Boscombe in Bournemouth, England
Coordinates 50°44′05″N 1°50′06″W / 50.7346°N 1.8351°W / 50.7346; -1.8351
KINGS PARK BOSCOMBE Latitude and Longitude:

50°44′05″N 1°50′06″W / 50.7346°N 1.8351°W / 50.7346; -1.8351
Created1902
Operated by Bournemouth Borough Council
StatusOpen year round

Kings Park is one of the largest parks that is in Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset. It is home to Vitality Stadium, where AFC Bournemouth play.

History

The coronation of King Edward VII and his Queen, Alexandra of Denmark was scheduled to take place on 26 June 1902. To mark the occasion, Bournemouth Council agreed on 20 May 1902 to rename common No 59 as "King's Park" and common No 60 as " Queen's Park". The coronation was postponed until August when the King suffered an attack of appendicitis on 25 June. [1]

Attractions

Facilities include two children's play areas, an outdoor bowling green, an indoor bowling green, an athletics track, a skate park, a cricket field and pavilion/cafe. The park also has a regular Parkrun. [2]

References

  1. ^ "The Park" (PDF). QPAA. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Bournemouth parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run". 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015.