Poundbury was designed with green space in mind. There are walking routes linking to the network of footpaths in the surrounding countryside, sports areas, children’s playgrounds and sports pitches. Access to the south leads to the historic Maiden Castle.
- Woodlands Crescent (with Play Area)
- Holmead Walk (with Play Area and Pétanque court)
- Hayward Square
- Pavilion Green
- Two allotment areas
- Community Orchard
The Great Field
This area of some 12 ha (30 acres), provides a wonderfully varied new open space for the residents of not only Poundbury, but the whole of Dorchester and wider. The last year has seen a significant planting scheme with more than 400 trees, 15,000 shrubs and and new wild flower meadows established. A mixed use games area and outdoor gym equipment already exist and in 2021 a fabulous new play area will be added. Planning permission has been approved and the equipment will be erected later this year. The Pavilion (PiP), housing the cafe and headquarters of the Alcohol Educational Trust, opened in April 2021.