Tag Archives : Central Park


Poetry in the play park

Children from a local school are adding some unique magic to one of Central Park’s exciting new assets. The enchanting toddler area, which is being built as part of the improvements to the play park, will feature logs with words and poetry devised by pupils from Montpelier Primary School. Over the next few weeks, the […]


(l-r) Nathan Powell, Celtic Construction; Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader, Andrew Clanfield, Associate Project Manager Apprentice; Nicholas Wickham, Celtic Construction.

Work on skatepark kicks off

Work on the new and improved Central Park Skatepark has started. Specialists Freestyle Skateparks and  have moved in to revamp the site and turn it into a destination facility, offering something for beginners, right through to professionals which could also host events and competitions in the future. The old skatepark closed to the public on […]


Pitch perfect plans for Efford and Central Park

Planning consent has been granted for improvements to playing pitches in Central Park and Higher Efford. In Efford, two current junior surfaces will be fitted with better drainage, delivering the works identified in the Plymouth Plan for Playing Pitches. In addition, the disused field at the former Plym Valley View Primary School will be transformed […]


Green light for Central Park Café

Planning permission for the new Central Park cafe has been granted. The cafe, one of the flagship components of the Central Park improvements project, will be built adjacent to the clock tower, at the busiest and most visible points of the park. Plymouth City Council is now seeking an operator to run the café when […]


Volunteer at Central Park

Volunteers are being sought to help with conservation, horticulture and general improvements in Central Park. Plymouth City Council have teamed up with Eco Land Management and the Friends of Central Park to run events alongside the improvements programme. Upcoming events are scheduled for January to March and are open to anyone who wants to get […]


How the new Central Park Café could look

Plans for Central Park Café submitted

The proposed new Central Park café has taken a major step towards reality after designs were submitted for planning permission. The café is one of the flagship projects of the Central Park Masterplan, which sees a £9 million investment in one of Plymouth’s most popular green spaces. Located adjacent to the clock tower, one of […]


Skatepark ready to roll

The designs for Central Park’s new skatepark have been finalised and work will begin on the site in the new year. As part of the wider improvements to the park, Plymouth City Council has teamed up with Freestyle Skateparks to revamp the skatepark and turn it into a destination facility, offering something for beginners, right […]

Central Park Skatepark - How the new skatepark will look

Skatepark designs ready!

The Central Park Skatepark is set for an exciting makeover. As part of the wider improvements to the park, the skatepark will be revamped into a destination facility, offering something for beginners, right through to professionals which could also host events and competitions in the future. Plymouth City Council has teamed up with Freestyle Skateparks […]


Central Park improvements move into second phase

The second phase of improvements to Central Park have been approved with a further £2.6 million worth of funding. Since the scheme was announced in April, Plymouth City Council has been consulting residents on the plans for the park and have started a programme of general improvements throughout the park. Work can now begin on […]


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 […]


Join in the fun at Central Park

Volunteers are being sought to help with the next stage of improvements to Central Park. A Central Park Improvements Community Day will take place on Saturday 26 August will give people an update on the work so far and the opportunity to view the concept designs for the play, café and community sports hub proposals. […]


Parking changes to help residents

Residents living close to the city centre will find it easier to park after changes to parking restrictions have been introduced. The new scheme, which will benefit residents living between Central Park and Mutley Plain, aims to maximise available parking by removing some double yellow lines and merging permit parking zones, which will allow residents […]


Central Park consultation begins

Central Park users are being invited for their thoughts on the £2.5 million investment in Plymouth’s premier park. Opinions are being sought both online and in person through a series of information sessions to ensure that the money is used in a way that benefits park patrons. Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member […]


£2.5m improvement package planned for Central Park

A £2.5 million package of improvements designed to make Central Park even better has just been given the go-ahead, with the aim of making Plymouth’s premier park even better and delivering up to date sport and community facilities for residents  The works will be delivered as a programme with the first two phases being delivered […]


Proposed changes to traffic calming on Central Park Avenue

We will shortly be advertising plans to replace the new priority give way feature (traffic island) on Central Park Avenue with three speed humps. Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet Member for Transport and Housing Delivery says he has received ongoing complaints about the island, which was introduced earlier in the year as part of the Station to […]

Councillor Ricketts with traffic island in Central Park Avenue

Work starts on walking and cycling improvements between rail station and Central Park

Work to improve walking and cycling links between Plymouth’s rail station and Central Park will soon get under way. The scheme, which will complement improvements already made around the station, will address many of the challenges faced by cyclists and pedestrians, including those with visual impairments. Improvements, which have been agreed following consultation with more […]


Plans to tackle problem parking around Plymouth Life Centre

Plymouth City Council is planning to introduce a package of measures to tackle inconsiderate and dangerous parking around the Plymouth Life Centre. There have been ongoing problems with vehicles being left around the edge of the Life Centre car park, outside the marked bays and on kerbs, which obstructs access for other drivers, cyclists and […]