Teat’s Hill to open with community event

The view from the park at Teat's Hill

The view from the park at Teat’s Hill

A unique Plymouth play park is celebrating a recent makeover with an event for all of the family.

Teat’s Hill in Coxside has benefitted from a new amphitheatre and improved play facilities as part of an ongoing programme across the city.

To celebrate, the Council will be hosting an event at the park from 11am until 2pm on Friday 1 June.

With beach games and activities, wild baking and a chance to learn about what can be done to support Plymouth’s plastics campaign, the day marks a chance for partners and residents to celebrate the new space.

Councillor Sue Dann, Cabinet member for the Environment and Street Scene, said: “Teat’s Hill is a great park in a special location and I’m delighted to see all the work finished having been on the stakeholder panel throughout the development.

“Exciting outdoor spaces are so very important, not just to children but to adults as well and it is important that we as a council do all we can to encourage people to make the very most of them.

“This is more than a park and with the small amphitheatre, it should become a vibrant community space.”

The development sees the coming together of several different council initiatives including Hands Up for Plymouth Play and the Active Neighbourhoods Project.

The University of Plymouth and University of Exeter’s BlueHealth study have also backed the project, by means of funding as well as with planning, design support and research.

Dr Lewis Elliott, Environmental Psychologist at the University of Exeter, said: “It’s fantastic to see the community involved in revamping the city’s natural environments. We’ll be speaking to nearby residents about the changes at Teat’s Hill and trying to find out how people might use the new space differently. We’re also excited to see how this kind of project might affect the health and wellbeing of those who live nearby.”

The new play area reflects its marine location. It includes fun new equipment for spinning and rocking and a new sandpit with a digger. Bespoke graphics on the surface chart the journey that the Mayflower took.

The rest of the park has been re-landscaped to allow beach school sessions and family events to take place in partnership with the National Marine Aquarium and Devon Wildlife Trust.