Central Park

  • Map of Central Park

Opening Times 

The park is open 24 hours and free to use.

The Meadow Cafe is open 7 days a week 8am to 6pm. *The Winter opening times are 10am - 3pm*

Access & Seating

A network of wide, multiuse, tarmac paths link all areas of the park, suitable for wheelchairs and prams with seating throughout.

Play equipment is available for children of all ages and abilities. 


Free public toilets at The Meadow Cafe by the clock tower, available during cafe opening hours. 

Travel and directions

Around one mile from the city centre and Plymouth railway station. 

Public transport: Citybus route numbers 16, 46 and 50 from the city centre, park and ride stops at Central Park

Parking available at Milehouse Park and Ride

There is a dedicated friends group who help to look after Central Park for the future. The Friends of Central Park are always looking for new members to help them on thier mission to keep Central Park speical for everyone. Why not go along to a meeting to find out more about what they do. 

Friends of Central Park group organise and take part in range of activities throughout the year supporting us to look after the park.  Check out their Facebook page to find out more about what they are up to.

Want more infromation on the Friends of Central Park and all the other friends groups in the city, check it all out on the Friends of Parks Groups webpages 

Central Park is the largest park in Plymouth. It was originally created in 1928 as a park devoted to the improvement of the health of city residents. Wide boulevards go through the park's open meadows and woodlands, up and down hills with fantastic views over the city towards Plymouth Sound and Cornwall. 

Enjoy a cuppa at our new grass roofed cafe - The Meadow Cafe; take the kids to the city's largest play area and Skate Park, rent the Community Sports Hub and gardens for events or activities; or book to play tennis on the new courts.  New seating, public art and spaces for nature make this park a grand day out for all ages!

You can download the Central Park map below.

 Central Park map [PDF, 4MB]

Find out more about what has been happening in the park with our update:

 Central Park quarterly update (June 2019) [PDF, 493KB]

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