Bourne Valley Park in Alderney (formerly known as Alderney Recreation Ground) is a significant 15 hectare urban open space owned by Borough of Poole and cared for by the Council's Leisure Services unit.
The park lies immediately south east of the Bourne Valley Local Nature Reserve, a nationally and internationally important heathland site.
Extensive earthworks and landscaping have transformed the park, providing a range of habitats, including reedbeds, heathland and a wild flower meadow.
Where the Bourne Stream flowed beneath the park in a pipe, a 450m long open and terraced stream channel has been reinstated using "soft engineering" techniques.
The new stream course is crossed by a bridge and a weir, seats and litter bins have been installed, and new footpaths meander through the site linking local communities with each other, with schools and other facilities.