Blockhouse Park

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  • Photograph of a park showing a field covered in grass with a park bench in the foreground and two trees and some houses in the back ground
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  • Photograph of a grass covered sloping ground with trees and houses in the background

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day and free to use


Toilets which are free to use during daylight hours

Playground & Sport facilities

Small playground with a few different pieces of equipment and a mini football pitch

Access & Seating

Most paths are tarmac, allowing pram and wheelchair users to access to some areas

Located on a steep hill and steps are present in several places and there is seating throughout the park

Travel and directions

One and half miles from the city centre

Accessible using public transport with bus stops along Devonport Road to the south of the park

Parking available on adjacent roads (no official car park)

Blockhouse ParkBlockhouse Park is one of the highest points in the city (70m) offering spectacular views of Dartmoor, Plymouth Sound and over the River Tamar to Bodmin Moor.

During the summer months Swifts can be seen above the park screeching whilst they perfrom aerial acrobactics. The park also offers a wildflower meadow and an orchard 

The Mount Pleasant Redoubt sits at the highest point of the park and was originally built in the Napoleonic era. In the Second World War it housed anti-aircraft guns to defend Devonport Dockyard which it looks down upon.

Blockhouse Park has an active Friends Group which support us to care for the space and deliver projects for the local community. To find out more about Freinds Groups, visit the Friends Groups Pages

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