The Newton Abbot Town Council is now responsible for the Town Quay.
This historic docking area has seen trade in clay, timber and coal over the centuries and was often the embarkation point for fishermen casting their nets in Newfoundland between the late 16th and mid-19th centuries.
It was restored in the 1980's by the Town Council. The first phase of a new £800,000 revamp was completed in 2012 with the second phase completed in the summer of 2015 with the addition of picnic tables, benches, cycle racks and a seasonal refreshments kiosk.
The refreshments kiosk known as Mack's Shack is run by Jenny Earley and is open from Easter to September from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday weather permitting and subject to change.
The ramp to £1.1 million pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Teign opened last year, linking with footpath to Kingsteignton via Hackney Marshes along the back of the racecourse.
Note: the footpath is closed during racing; access to the Town Quay from Teign Road or Forde Road