Devonport Park

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Also known as the 'People's Park', this registered historic park (Grade II) sits between the communities of Devonport, Stoke, Morice Town and Keyham. Built 150 years ago, it is the oldest formal public park in Plymouth.

Sitting on top of a hill with wonderful views of the River Tamar it's a great place to be active, learn about history, or just watch the world go by. Then why not refresh yourself at the environmentally-friendly park pavilion cafe.

Recent restoration of the park means it's in tip top condition and has something for all ages, including a memorial garden, adventure play for children, a bowls club and a fascinating heritage trail.

Opening times

  • Open 24 hours a day and free to use

Sport facilities


  • Playground with various play equipment (open all year and inspected weekly)
  • Adventure play area, a modern adventure play area which includes a sensory garden, a toddler play area as well as areas for juniors and teenagers

Walks, nature and scenery


  • Seating throughout the park


  • Park Pavilion Café (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm during the summer and Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm during the winter)


  • The café has toilets which are free to use during café opening hours


  • Good network of wide, tarmaced paths throughout the park

Travel and directions

  • About two miles from the city centre
  • Main park access from Fore Street, Devonport Road
  • Access from Exmouth Road, Milne Place, Park Avenue and New Passage Hill
  • Accessible using public transport, buses stopping at Park Avenue, Fore Street and Devonport Road
  • Restricted car parking available on adjacent residential streets (no official car park)
  • Short walk from Devonport Railway Station and one mile from Plymouth Railway Station