Central Park

Zoo Field composting

We have been working alongside Food Plymouth to improve the composting site at Central Park. We are in the process of setting up a composting area to help reduce food waste by turning it into a useful resource for the park. We are also using woodchip and meadow cuttings from inside the park fo our staff, volunteers, and allotments to use in the park.


We have been working closely with the allotments in the park, specifically Central Park and Swarthmore. We have teamed up with them to make the spaces even better for wildlife and surveying the areas to work out what’s growing and living in them.

Drop in practical sessions

We have been running free practical volunteering events which have included activities like wildlife meadow sowing and tree care. Follow us on our socials and keep an eye on the Central park notice board by the clock tower to fin out about these sessions

Golf course improvements

We have teamed up with the Central Park Pitch and Putt to help improve the area for wildlife. We’ve done this through sowing wildflower seeds and planting trees. Going forward, we plan to work alongside the Plymouth and South Devon Community Forest to make this space even better for nature.


We’ve been working with schools around Central Park on the following projects:-

  • Montpellier Eco Warriors on the story doors project, on litter picks, and to teach them about tree care.
  • Devonport High School for Girls on the Green Minds Living Lab project
  • Stoke Damerel Community College, teaching them about wildlife and how they can improve nature in their school grounds
  • Shakespeare Primary School- exploring nature through creativity, wildlife meadow sowing, bug hunting, and teaching them about tree care

A number of these projects are supported by funding from the National Trust.

Meet the team!

Jess- National Trust ranger (left), Holly- Plymouth City Council Officer (right)

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