Freedom Fields is one of Plymouth's most historic parks. It's close to the Greenbank and Lipson areas of the city, and is around a 15 minute walk from the city centre. Restored in 2000, Freedom Fields has a Green Flag Award and some of the best panoramic views in Plymouth, looking out across Plymouth Sound and beyond. The park has a great sense of community, with many different community events being held each year.
Open 24 hours a day and free to use
On site café
The café has public toilets that have disabled access
Multi-use games area on tarmac
Sand play, climbing frame, ball court, tyre swings and roundabouts
Access & Seating
East and west entrances are pram and wheelchair friendly. All paths are tarmac and are flat, allowing pram and wheelchair users to access all areas. There's a slight slope from the top to the bottom of the park. There is seating throughout the park.
Travel and directions
About one mile from the city centre, located between Greenbank Road and Lipson Road
Accessible using public transport with bus stops at Seymour Avenue, Sea View Avenue and Seymour Road
Restricted car parking available on adjacent residential streets (no official car park)
Freedom Fields represents an important part of Plymouth's history. The park gained its name after the defeat of the French in 1403. As part of the celebration, mock battles were re-enacted at Freedom Fields by local youths, commemorating the fights which took place between the native people and the invading Bretons. In 1439, Parliament passed the 'Incorporation of the Borough of Plymouth', an Act which gained Plymouth independence as a city. Freedom Day is still celebrated at the park. Between 1930 and 1998, the building at the Greenbank Terrace was Freedom Fields Hospital, many Plymothians were born here!
This beautiful park has many fantastic features, including the Siege Monument, which commemorates the victory of Parliamentarian forces over the Royalists during the Civil War, and two Victorian shelters.
There is a dedicated friends group who help to look after Freedom Fields Park for the future. The Friends of Freedom Fields Park are always looking for new members to help them on their mission to keep Freedom Fields Park special for everyone. Why not go along to a meeting to find out more about what they do.
Friends of Freedom Fields Park group organise and take part in range of activities throughout the year supporting us to look after the park.
Want more information on the Friends of Freedom Fields Park and all the other friends groups in the city, check it all out on the Friends of Parks Groups webpages
To the west of the park there is a wildflower meadow with bluebells, snowdrops, and wild daffodils. There are lots of other wildflower areas across the city, check them out here.