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Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
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Beaumont Park

Beaumont Park was the vision of Reverend Thomas Bewes who owned Beaumont House (built in 1800) which borders the park. He bequeathed the land which now forms the park to the people of Plymouth after his death in 1890. The park was opened to the public in 1892, in those days there were clear views across Sutton Harbour and the Sound.

What to see and do

The park is surrounded by high walls and forms a unit with the next door Beaumont House. There are formal gardens near to the house whilst the rest of the park contains mature trees. The park is known to some as 'Squirrel Park' because of the abundance of grey squirrels which scamper about between the trees.

In 1899, Beaumont Road became the first tram route to be electrified in Plymouth. There are reminders of the tram days still on the south wall of Beaumont House, though the last tram passed in 1936.

Before it's present ownership, Beaumont House was used as a museum (1898 to 1916) and a medical dispensary (1916 to 1988).

Events

See our events page for information about what's on in our parks and green spaces.

Facilities

Icon of a cycle  Sports

  • There is a basketball hoop and ball games area at the west end of the park immediately to the north of the playground

Icon of a playground  Playground

  • There is a large playground within the park at the western end refurbished in 2009, includes wheelchair swing (access via radar key), wheelchair accessible roundabout, trampoline, range of swings, toddler and senior multi-play units and spinning pole

Icon of walking  Walks and nature

  • The park is home to a number of mature trees including oaks, beech, sycamore and horse chestnut trees
  • A display of woodland spring wildflowers on the southern side of the park
  • Formal gardens near to Beaumont House

Icon of seating  Seating

  • Ample seating throughout the park

Icon of refreshments  Refreshments

  • Unfortunately there are no refreshment facilities

Icon of info panel  Additional information

  • Dog bins

Access

Paths have a good surface allowing pram and wheelchair users to access most areas. Most accesses are level but one or two have steps. Wheelchair accessible roundabout and swing (access via radar key).

Opening times

The park is open from 7.30am until dusk every day and is free to access.

Travel and directions

Walking

  • 10 minute walk from the city centre along Ebrington Street

Bus

  • The park is easily accessible using public transport with bus stops along Beaumont Road and Tothill Avenue

Car

  • Free car parking for one hour along Beaumont Road on the south side of the park

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