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 the Anchorstone Café serving snacks, drinks and hot meals from April to November 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