Send us your Central Park photos


Photographic memories of Central Park are being sought as part of a project to improve Plymouth’s premier green space.

In April, £2.5 million was earmarked for the park, bringing with it plans for a new café, toilets, changing rooms, improved and extended play and sport facilities, as well as new woodland and the restoration of hedgerows.

Now, as part of a volunteers day on Saturday 26 August, Plymothians are being asked to share photos of the park from days gone by to help inspire a new generation to use the park.

Photos can be of wildlife, sporting events or just your days out in the park. So long as they capture the essence of the park, we would love to see them.

Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning said: “This is a really lovely project and will serve as a great tool for improving Central Park as a whole.

“We’ve invested a lot of money here so to be able to see the history and meaning of park to those who love it most is a fantastic opportunity.

“I’m looking forward to seeing all of the photos.”

The event, which is taking place on 26 August, will run from 11am until 3pm and will be based around the park’s clock tower.

The popular Camper Obscura, a darkened van which projects images of its surroundings through a periscope, will be present, as will a host of volunteers.

If you are green fingered, or just fancy the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and meet new people, then come along and find out more.

Bring along photos, or alternately share them with us on our NaturePlymouth Facebook page.