Poltair Park and St Austell Library

A Car Free Day Out around St Austell TC08

Poltair Park

Poltair Park

Poltair Park and the Library are both very near the Station. Walk up the hill away from the station’s main entrance and take a left at the mini roundabout onto Carlyon Road. Just ahead of you is Poltair Park on your left and the Library on your right. If you have small children a great day out would be to combine a stint in the park on the wonderful play equipment(new in 2009), followed by a quiet relax, reading one of the many books in the large children’s section of the library.

Poltair Park is a lovely park that stretches from Trevarthian Road down to Carlyon Road. Mature trees line its borders and also grow in the grounds creating a pleasant green environment. The park offers lots of activities for young and old alike with an area recently equipped with play equipment, tennis courts, skate park, bowling green and football pitch. So whether you are after a quiet spot for a picnic, a safe play area for children or some serious sport; Poltair Park can provide it all.

St Austell Library

St Austell Library

Why not combine your visit to the park with some mental stimulation at the library opposite on Carlyon Road? St Austell Library was designed by F.K.Hicklin, the County Architect and built in 1959-1960 and in 1961 was awarded an RIBA Bronze Medal. It features a steel frame with rock-faced, squared and coursed local granite walling and turquoise-tinted clerestory glazing, because it is a nicely detailed and carefully planned example of a small-scale library it was grade II listed in 1998.

The library is open from Monday to Friday from 9.30am until 6pm and on Saturday from 9.30am until 4pm. It has 9 public access terminals with fast Broadband Internet connections and other facilities include scanning, printing in black and white and colour, and CD writing.

Book sales start the first Friday of each and there are various reader groups who meet at various times throughout the month as well as storytime sessions for children.

Please check the [http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=24104 St Austell Library] website for up to date information on activities or call 0300 1234 111.