Central Park, Plymouth

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The floral clock in the centre

Plymouth's Central Park is a large centralised park situated to the north of Plymouth city centre in south west Devon, England, stretching north from the railway station to Pounds House, Peverell and west from Ford Park Cemetery to the A386 (Outland Road and Alma Road).

Central Park is trust land, which explains why it has not been built on in the middle of the city. The trust deed dedicated the land 'for municipal use' and as such it cannot be built on or developed, except for leisure purposes open to all. It is popular among walkers and joggers as it holds views all over the city to the sea.

The park is used mainly for sport and recreation: it has many leisure facilities such as football, rugby and cricket pitches, a golf course, a bowling green, a baseball court, Central Park Leisure Pools, Mayflower Leisure Centre and Home Park Stadium, home to Plymouth Argyle Football Club. There is also a new playground area, which is based on the continents of the world.

An uprooted tree after a storm

As of 2007 there are plans by the council to demolish the now ageing Leisure Pools and Mayflower Leisure Centre and replace them with a new larger combined indoor sports complex (Life Centre) with multipurpose indoor pitches, basketball court, ice rink, swimming pool and café.

Saturday, 24 March 2013 sees the opening of the new multi million pound Life Center.


Coordinates: 50°23′8.74″N 4°9′5.2″W / 50.3857611°N 4.151444°W / 50.3857611; -4.151444