|Friends of Thanckes Park|
About the Friends
The Friends of Thanckes Park was constituted in Spring 2010 with the aim of furthering the social, economic and environmental public benefit of the park; and to support the owners of Thanckes Park (Cornwall Council) in the renovation, development and maintenance of the park, as an amenity for local people and to stimulate interest in its historic and heritage value, through a variety of events and activities.
The efforts of the Friends are coordinated by the Management Committee, which meets on the fourth Wednesday of most months in the Torpoint Council Chambers. This venue is provided rent-free by Torpoint Town Council, a kind gesture for which Torpoint Town Council have our thanks.
About the Park
Thanckes Park is situated on the outskirts of the Torpoint old town. It slopes down from the A374 to the foreshore at Thanckes Lake with Thanckes RN fuel depot to the North and the southern side being bordered by housing and allottments. Within the park are the local bowling and tennis clubs, a children's swing park, a skateboarding venu, and open areas popular with dog-walkers. There is also a tranquil, walled garden, called the Benodet Friendship Garden, that was opened in September 2009. This has a roofed stage with provision for lighting and amplification. The garden also has a bar/kiosk this is usually open during events held in the garden. Further towards the foreshore is the remains of the old quarry that once provided roofing slate for the area.