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.
Open 24 hours a day and free to use
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)