- 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 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.