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Thorn Park

Facilities and Visitor Information

Opening times

  • Open 24 hours a day and free to use

Access and Seating

  • Seating throughout the park
  • Paths have a good surface and are relatively flat, allowing pram and wheelchair users to access to all areas

Travel and directions

  • One mile from the city centre
  • Accessible using public transport with bus stops along Mannamead Road and Hyde Park Road
  • Parking available on adjacent roads (no official car park)

Thorn ParkThorn Park is a formal square surrounded by grand Victorian housing and with a variety of trees present. Thorn Park is located adjacent to Mutley Park.

Hidden in the bushes is a one-man, cast-iron Victorian urinal designed by George Jennings of London. Jennings supplied conveniences for the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, where 827,000 paid a penny each to use his loos, hence the phrase 'to spend a penny'.

There are several mature trees within Thorn Park including Gingkos, Monkey Puzzle, Yews and London Plane. 

Like Mutley Park, the Co-op Way, the 15 mile route taking you across the city running through various parks and greenspaces, runs through Thorn Park.

Dogs must be kept on a lead in this park. Visit our Dog Control page for full details.

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