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“Unimaginative and uncared for.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Central Park

Central Park
Ranked #37 of 170 things to do in Plymouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6,531 helpful votes
“Unimaginative and uncared for.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2010

A good idea between the wars to create and preserve a large green lung in the middle of the dull sprawling suburbs. Some money spent as part of job creation during the Depression but most of the boating pools and promenading areas have long since gone. Now the park is being encroached and built upon. It is shrinking fast and the green areas are not tended or protected. Why does an enclosed swimming and leisure complex have to be built on green fields? Why cannot it be built on one of the city's numerous derelict redundant industrial sites. This park need careful and imaginative planning. It need not be expensive but would make a huge difference.

As for travellers there is little or nothing of use in Central Park unless you have sunk to pitch and putt light hearted golf. The previous contributor is right to highlight the potential dangers for lone women and children. There are frequent press reports of unsavoury incidents.

4 Thank Jannerbloke
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“RUBBISH. Site of dire public leisure centre and mucho grass. Thats it.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2010

Do not bother. If you have been to a glasgow or london park you won't like this! Go to the Hoe and waterfornt instead or on a few miles to Dartmoor National Park. Place is positively risky for women alone after dark.

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