To the north of Dartmouth centre overlooking the river and Embankment is Coronation Park. The open playing fields are the ideal place for a picnic or to enjoy some park games.
On the southern edge of the park is an enclosed children’s play park and sandpit complete with climbing frames, swings, slides and picnic benches. Next to the play park, you’ll find ‘Beth’s By The Park’ Café serving snacks, drinks and hot meals and the RNLI Lifeboat Station.
Within the park, there are a number of tennis courts, including two which are floodlit, which are available to rent.
Coronation Park was opened in 1937 and like much of the level land in Dartmouth is built on reclaimed land. Over the years the growth of the town had meant that Dartmouth had run out of land and large sections were reclaimed from the river banks and mudflats. Towards the end of the 19th century, the old wharves along the river banks became unsuitable for larger ships of the times, this lead to a completely new waterfront being constructed and the South and North Embankments were opened in 1885. The waterfront was extended in the 1930’s to the higher ferry, with the reclaimed land in between becoming Coronation Park.
Coronation Park is available to hire for day events throughout the year. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Coronation Park is home to four outdoor tennis courts in Dartmouth, Devon.
Annual Membership is £138 for adults and £46 for juniors (up to age 18.)
The tennis courts can also be booked by non-members for £6 per court, per hour.
Two of our tennis courts are floodlit, meaning you can play tennis all year long!
We are excited to reopen our facilities using a new online booking and payment system from ClubSpark in conjunction with the latest SmartAccess Gate Technology. This will make tennis more accessible to the local community and visitors alike with an easy journey to court and affordable pricing.
Péntanque courts on Coronation Park
Dartmouth Town Council have created two pétanque pitches behind the tennis courts in Coronation Park.
The Mayor of Dartmouth (who was behind the creation of these pitches) tried out his new boules this week.
To see a video of the Mayor playing péntanque click here to go through to our Facebook page.
The Mayor of Dartmouth, Cllr David Wells said “this is a great initiative for Dartmouth and we really hope that lots of people will get involved and have fun playing with their friends and family, you could even form a pétanque group and play against others in a league. We’ve placed two picnic benches near to the courts so that families and friends can spend time down there enjoying the newly created area behind the tennis courts.”
For more information on what pétanque is, please click through to the Pétanque Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A9tanque
Coronation Dinghy Park
Situated at the far end of Coronation Park by the Higher Ferry, Coronation Dinghy Park is a land storage space for non-motorised boats.
The Dinghy Park has three sizes of spaces available;
- Small – 4m x 2.5m
- Medium –5m x 2.5m
- Large – 7m x 2.5m
We currently have a waiting list for the Dinghy Park. If you wish to be added to this, please download and fill in the Waiting List Form below and email it to email@example.com