Victoria Park, off Sherwell Valley Road in Chelston, is a large (approx 6000m2), multi-functional, community green space.
As well as grassed areas, its play equipment includes a large dome climbing frame, swings and basket swing, mini football pitch, single hoop basketball court, mini roundabout, swing bridge, youth shelter, seesaw and slide.
- Table tennis
- Basketball court
- Playground with junior play
- Open green space
Friends of Victoria Park (Chelston)
For six years now, the Friends of Victoria Park (Chelston)
have been working with Torbay Council to enhance the park. In 2011, Stage 2 Playbuilder funding was secured for an Explorer Dome, Duo Swings and Basket Swing.
The equipment was chosen through several community consultation and fun events in the park in October 2009, April 2010 and September 2010.
The park also received two table tennis tables in 2011 that are proving popular.
In 2013, Torbay Mayor Gordon Oliver's fund awarded funding towards two picnic benches that were kindly fitted by Tor2.
The Friends of Victoria Park (Chelston) hold occasional public meetings that are usually on a Wednesday at Chelston's St Peter's Community Centre (in Queensway nearly opposite the park), see the Friends' noticeboard in the park for details.
We hope you enjoyed the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 fun days held in conjunction with Play Torbay.
The Friends are keen to collate old photographs and memories of the park, and would welcome new members, including those with an interest in Sherwell (Rocket) Park or Sherwell (Pretty) Park.
A plaque at the bottom gate of the park reads:
VICTORIA PLAY GROUND
PRESENTED BY R MALLOCK ESQ J.P. D.L.
TO THE INHABITANTS OF COCKINGTON
AND LAID OUT BY THEM IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE COMPLETION OF THE 60TH YEAR
OF HER MAJESTY'S REIGN
1837 - 1897