Penbeagle Palemon Best Play Park St Ives Cornwall

Penbeagle Play Park – Palemon Best Rec

Palemon Best

The real name of this park is Palemon Best Recreation Ground. What an unusual name! The land was left to the town of St Ives by Dr Palemon Best (died 1927). Dr Best practised medicine in St Ives and was the medical officer to the Admiralty and Poor Law Guardians, as well as Public Vaccinator. The land was given as an open space with free access to the public. Hence the name Palemon Best Recreation Area. It is a bit of a mouth full though and most people I know call it Penbeagle Park!

Penbeagle Play Park St Ives Cornwall Palemon Best Stone

How To Get There

Penbeagle Park is half way up Penbeagle Lane, near the Fire Station off The Stennack.

Car Parking

There is a small car park by the park, and you can also park on the road. Just be considerate of local residents and people using the industrial estate.

Penbeagle Play Park St Ives Cornwall Car Park

The Play Equipment

The play park has equipment for both babies and older children.

There is a small climbing frame with baby swing and slide. Next to this is a picnic table.

Penbeagle Play Park St Ives Cornwall Younger Children

There is a very large climbing frame with a big tube slide.

Penbeagle Play Park St Ives Cornwall Climbing Frame

There are classic swings and a long slide down the bank of the hill.

Penbeagle Play Park St Ives Cornwall Swings

There is a little roundabout that goes very fast!

Penbeagle Play Park St Ives Cornwall Roundabout

Zip Wire

Outside of the gated play park there is a zip wire.

Penbeagle Play Park St Ives Cornwall Zip Wire

Football Field

and a big field with goals on it.

Penbeagle Play Park St Ives Cornwall Field

The Skate Park

Behind the play park is the skate park. This has recently been completely re done and is now a superb skate park.

Click here to read more about the St Ives Skate Park >>

St Ives Skate Park Cornwall

The St Ives Community Orchard

Tucked at the back of the park is the lovely St Ives Community Orchard. This is a community run project with over 150 fruit trees, beehives, wildflower planting and wildlife habitats. They hold regular volunteer work parties and community events such as Apple Day and Wassailing.

Click here to read all about the St Ives Community Orchard >>

St Ives Community Orchard Cornwall

There are lots of areas and walks to take dogs and also bridal paths to hack horses.

Penbeagle Play Park St Ives Cornwall Trees

Nearest Facilities To Penbeagle Park

Car Park: there is a car park right in front of the play park. You can also park on the road.

Toilets: the nearest loos I can think of are in town!

Food & Drink: the nearest shop is the co-op at the top of The Stennack, by the mini roundabout. There is also a Cost Cutters, a Fish & Chip takeaway and a Pizza Company on the Penbeagle estate

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