Things to do in Central Park

Central Park offers a place to socialise, relax and get back to nature as well as exercise. So many different opportunities for you in this urban park.

The Meadow Café

Christmas Opening Hours

Date Time
24 December (Christmas Eve) 10am - 2pm
25 December (Christmas Day) Closed
26 December 10am - 3pm
27 December 10am - 3pm
30 December 10am - 2pm
31 December 10am - 2pm
1 January 10am - 2pm

Stop by the Meadow Café for a refuel with a good selection of food and drinks on offer and great views of the park. Relax with friends, a spot to contemplate or even a pit stop during your walk. There is something for everyone here.

Opening Times: 8am - 6pm, 7 days a week.

The café can also cater for parties and small events.

If you have any enquiries relating to the café please email -

Activity and Leisure

There is something for everyone at Central Park. Whether you like team sports or individual activities, you can do it all at here. We offer football and rugby pitches, tennis courts and bowls greens, Disc golf and pitch and putt as well as numerous walk and cycling paths throughout the park.

Find out more about Sport in Central Park

Play Area

Perfect for all ages with natural play equipment throughout. Interactive and imaginative play as well as climbing frames and traditional equipment. Sand pits and water play spread over the park which leads to open rolling fields. With picnic benches and the Meadow Café nearby it’s a perfect location for a day out.


There is a 9 hole pitch and putt course at Central Park, admission is payable at the golf hut. You can also grab some refreshments at the golf hut, hot and cold.

You can also play Frisbee golf and football golf in the park. Visit the golf hut for more information.

Skate Park

A newly developed skate park and parkour site at the edge of the park for all those extreme sports lovers. Suitable for all ages and abilities, free and open access, why not drop by and have a go.

Walk your dog

Central Park offers a fantastic location to take your four legged friend for a walk. Dog bins are provided throughout the park. There are a few dogs on leads zones throughout the park. Dog exclusion zones

Pounds Park

Take a walk through the park to find some hidden treasures including Pounds Park with its beautiful azalea beds and collection of rare tree species from overseas.


Get involved and help care for Plymouth's biggest park; see our new volunteer programme below.

 Volunteer July to August 2019 [PDF, 3MB]

Join the Friends of Central Park group who have a range of activities throughout the year supporting us to look after the park.  Check out their Facebook page.