Central Park

Central Park is the largest park in Plymouth. It was originally created in 1928 as a park devoted to the improvement of the health of city residents. Wide boulevards go through the park's open meadows and woodlands, up and down hills with fantastic views over the city towards Plymouth Sound and Cornwall.

You can download the Central Park map below.

 Central Park map [PDF, 4MB]

Enjoy a cuppa at our new grass roofed cafe - The Meadow Cafe; take the kids to the city's largest play area and Skate Park, rent the Community Sports Hub and gardens for events or activities; or book to play tennis on the new courts.  New seating, public art and spaces for nature make this park a grand day out for all ages!

Find out more about what has been happening in the park with our quarterly update:

 Central Park quarterly update (June 2019) [PDF, 493KB]

Opening times

The park is open 24 hours and free to use.

The Meadow Cafe is open 7 days a week 8am to 6pm. *The Winter opening times are 10am - 3pm*

The Meadow Cafe Christmas Opening Hours

Date Time
24 December (Christmas Eve) 10am - 2pm
25 December (Christmas Day) Closed
26 December 10am - 3pm
27 December 10am - 3pm
30 December 10am - 2pm
31 December 10am - 2pm
1 January 10am - 2pm

Access & Seating

A network of wide, multiuse, tarmac paths link all areas of the park, suitable for wheelchairs and prams with seating throughout.

Play equipment is available for children of all ages and abilities. 


Free public toilets at The Meadow Cafe by the clock tower, available during cafe opening hours. 

Travel and directions

Around one mile from the city centre and Plymouth railway station. 

Public transport: Citybus route numbers 16, 46 and 50 from the city centre, park and ride stops at Central Park

Parking available at Milehouse Park and Ride

Central Park mailing list

Please join our mailing list by emailing wildlife@plymouth.gov.uk