Family fun days, bug hunts, pilates in the park and volunteer litter picks are among the events taking place during this month, culminating in a celebration event on 27 July for the opening of the new Central Park Café and tennis courts.
Throughout July, Plymouth City Council is celebrating Plymouth’s parks with local partners as part of a new Plymouth Parks Matter campaign, and also supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s Love Parks Week (12 – 21 July).
The flagship event at Central Park at the end of the month will include free activities, games, bouncy castle, music, dance, face painting and more. Try out Zumba, Pilates and yoga as well as tennis, football and more.
Councillor Sue Dann, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Scene for Plymouth City Council, said: “Plymouth Parks Matter is all about celebrating and enjoying the fantastic variety of parks and green spaces we have in Plymouth, including all our designated wildlife reserves.
“I’d encourage everyone in Plymouth to get involved, we’ve got so many facilities available and there’s some wonderful events happening to suit all tastes. The Central Park event on 27 July will be the culmination of a lot of hard work and a chance for everyone to celebrate.
“This is also an opportunity for families and communities to get out and enjoy this lovely weather in your local park.”
Search #PlymouthParksMatter on Twitter.
Find out more here
- For more information about Plymouth Parks Matter or to talk to us about parks, green and blue space please contact NatInfra@plymouth.gov.uk
More information on Love Parks Week is here
Details of events taking place throughout July:
|DATE||EVENT AND VENUE||TIME||ORGANISERS|
|Throughout July||Community garden and growing Open Days.
Celebrate the hard work of the volunteers what make these gardens special.
|Contact Tess Wilmot for more information in your local area.||Dig for Devonport
Tess Wilmot 07531 506481
|Every Tuesday||Volunteering at Poole Farm
Fancy a day on the farm? Make new friends while enjoying the outdoors. Try your hand at general management, bee keeping and animal checks.
|10.30am – 3.30pm||Joe Bestwick
|Every Thursday||Volunteering in the Local Nature Reserves
Care for the Local Nature Reserves in Plymouth by completing surveys on wildlife and vegetation, habitat management and general maintenance.
Meeting at Poole Farm
|10.30am – 3.30pm||Kieran Shaw-Flach
|Every Friday||Muddy Adventure at Foxfield Close
Join Earth jump for a toddler adventure. Get muddy, explore nature and learn about growing your own. Free
|11m – 1:30pm||Bex at Earth Jump
|Every Friday||Nature Club
Get closer to nature with Earth Jumps after school club at red Brick Field. Learn about growing food & exploring nature.
|3.15pm – 5.15pm||Bex at Earth Jump
|Every Saturday||Tennis for Free at Devonport Park
Get out on the courts and try your hand at tennis. It’s free and led by qualified coaches. Meet at the tennis courts in Devonport Park.
|1pm – 2.30pm||Katherine Bell
For more information visit – https://devonportparktennis.co.uk/
|Every Sunday||Popup Pilates at Central Park
Kick start your Sundays with some Pilates in the park. A great way to start your day while enjoying the great outdoors. Meet at Pounds House.
|9.30am – 10.30am||Pop Up Pilates Plymouth
Website – popuppilates.me.uk
Facebook – @popuppilatesplymouth
|Friday 12 July||Litter pick at St Levans Park, Keyham||6pm||Clean Our Patch Community Litter Pick email@example.com|
|Saturday 13 July||Beach Clean with the Plymouth Environmental Action
We are on a mission to support Plymouth become free of single-use plastic with Britain’s Ocean City Plan for Plastics
Plymouth Environmental Action are supporting us with a beach clean. Join them to clean up the cities beautiful beaches so everyone can enjoy them
|All day||For more information, how to get involved and times contact:
|Saturday 13 July||St Levans Park Summer Fun Day
Support your local community and join In the summer fun at St Levans Park. Stalls, games, music, food and much more
|11am – 5pm|
|Saturday 13 July||Litter pick at St Levans Park||6pm||Clean Our Patch Community Litter Pick firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sunday 14 July||Litter pick at Alexandra Park, Keyham||6pm||Clean Our Patch Community Litter Pick email@example.com|
|Tuesday 16 July||Litter pick at North Down Park and playing field, keyham.||6pm||Clean Our Patch Community Litter Pick firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wednesday 17 July||Litter pick at St Marys playing field, Plympton||6pm||Clean Our Patch Community Litter Pick email@example.com|
|Thursday 18 July||Litter pick at Oak Villa playing field, Weston Mill||6pm||Clean Our Patch Community Litter Pick firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Thursday 18 July||Bug Hunting at Plymbridge Woods
Join the National Trust to hunt for all sorts of mini beasts and bugs around the woods.
|1pm – 3pm||National Trust
Visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/e3b78fd9-01b4-4f2e-97e7-7e6fafeb52e9/pages/details for more information
|Friday 19 July||Litter pick at Efford Valley Nature Reserve, Severn Place, Efford||6pm||Clean Our Patch Community Litter Pick email@example.com|
|Saturday 20 July||Clean up Plymbridge Woods
Help care for this beautiful woodland by joining in the little pick. Help Plymouths’ plan for plastics.
|10am – 1pm||National Trust
|Saturday 20 July||Litter pick at Blockhouse Park, Stoke.
|10.30am||Clean Our Patch Community Litter Pick firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sunday 21 July||Stoke Village and Blockhouse Park Summer Fun Day
Its back. The Summer fun day in Stoke Village. Stalls, inflatables, live music and entertainment, as well as a dog show. Show your support and join in the fun.
|11am – 5pm||Visit https://www.diverse-events.com/events/stoke-village-summer-fun-day-2019/
For more information
|Friday 26 July||Tidal Surge Dance Workshop
Join FarFlung dance at the National Marine Aquarium for a dance and drama workshop. Everyone welcome.
|Saturday 27 July||Love Parks Event at Central Park
Join us to celebrate our parks in Plymouth as well as opening the new Café and tennis courts.
Free activities, games, bouncy castle, music, dance, face painting and more. Try out Zumba, Pilates and yoga as well as tennis, football and more.
|10am – 3pm||Plymouth City Council
Facebook – @CentralParkPlymouth
Twitter – @Natureplymouth
|Saturday 27 July||Litter pick at Kit Hill Park, Barne Barton||10.30am||Clean Our Patch Community Litter Pick email@example.com|