Hartley Park

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Hartley ParkFormerly known as Hartley Pleasure Gardens, Hartley Park offers views north east to Dartmoor National Park.

The highly undulating nature of the park is as a result of spoil dumped when construction of the adjacent reservoir was carried out between 1859 to 1862. The reservoir was open air until 1982 when it was given a concrete roof and grassed over.

Opening times

  • Open 24 hours a day and free to use

Sport facilities

  • Tennis court
  • Basketball court
  • Tarmaced floodlit surface
  • Four croquet pitches (leased to Plymouth Croquet Club)


  • Swings and a slide  

Walks, nature and scenery


  • Seating throughout the park


  • A public toilet with disabled access


  • Very undulating with steep slops and steps in places but there are suitable alternative routes allowing pram and wheelchair users to access most areas

Travel and directions

  • Two miles from the city centre
  • Accessible using public transport with bus stops along Mannamead and Eggbuckland Roads
  • Parking available on adjacent roads (no official car park)