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Hartley Park

Formerly 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.

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Facilities and visitor information 

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day and free to use


A public toilet with disabled access

Sport facilities

Tennis court

Basketball court

Tarmaced floodlit surface

Four croquet pitches (leased to Plymouth Croquet Club)


Swings and a slide 

Access and seating 

Very undulating with steep slops and steps in places but there are suitable alternative routes allowing pram and wheelchair users to access most areas. There is seating situated throughout the park. 

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)

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