Victoria Park

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Victoria ParkVictoria Park is a good sized park (six hectares) immediately north of the Stonehouse area of Plymouth. With large flat grass areas, a great play area with wheelchair accessible features, a small cycle track, multi-use games area and bowling green as well as beautiful, mature trees - it's a lovely space for a day out.

Before the creation of the park the area comprised saltmarshes at the head of Stonehouse Creek known as Deadlake. Molesworth Road at the western end of the park was once a toll bridge allowing horse and coach traffic to travel safely between Devonport and Plymouth. Originally designed to be completed for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 1897, and named in her honour. The park wasn't completed until 1905, four years after the great lady's death. The former park keeper's lodge is in the centre of the park, opposite the playground.

Opening times

  • Open 24 hours a day and free to use

Sport facilities

  • Multi use games area consisting of a full size lined basketball court and five-a-side football pitch surrounded by a gated fence
  • Small cycling track behind the former lodge house installed 2011, great for learning to cycle or get your proficiency level
  • Large areas of flat grassland for ball games

Playground

  • Large playground in the centre of the park refurbished in 2009 including trampoline, ball court, climbing frames, tyre swing, gym equipment, wheelchair see-saw and roundabout, talk tubes, sound wheel, funky litter bins
  • Chess and draughts board bench

Walks, nature and scenery

  • Good surfaced tree-lined circular route through the park
  • Rose garden
  • Bins and dog bins
  • Street lighting
  • Friends of Victoria Park

Seating

  • Seating throughout the park

Access

  • All paths are tarmac and flat, allowing pram and wheelchair users access to all areas
  • Wheelchair see-saw, roundabout and DDA swing seat in the playground
  • Entirely flat which makes it a great place to play sports, or go for walks with buggies or wheelchairs

Travel and directions

  • Less than a mile from the city centre
  • Accessible using public transport with bus stops along Molesworth Road to the west of the park
  • Unrestricted parking available on some adjacent roads (no official car park)

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