Downfield open space

Downfield open space is a nine hectare expanse of greenspace (more like a nature reserve than a park). The greenspace offers views north to the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park.

The park offers a more natural experience than most parks with several habitats including marshland, with species such as meadowsweet and marsh thistle, grasslands including yellow rattle and common knapweed, mature woodlands and the Chaddlewood Stream. There is a wildflower meadow that has also been planted in the park. 

National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 2 runs through the park providing links to surrounding areas. The walking routes are steep and unsurfaced giving the park a country feel. 


    Opening times

    Open 24 hours a day and free to use

    Sports facilities

    Basketball hoop


    Swings and a slide

    Access & Seating

    The only level path is that running along NCN Route 2, other routes are unsuitable for pram and wheelchair users. There are a few seats throughout the park 

    Travel and directions

    500m from Plympton shops

    Accessible using public transport with bus stops along Ridgeway and Glen Road

    Parking available on adjacent roads (no official car park)