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Princess May Recreation Ground, Penzance


This public free-admission park managed by Cornwall Council and the Princess May Recreation Trust has been successfully transformed into an attractive green open space.  It has a modern skate-bowl, playground, trim trail and large open green space for a range of recreational activities.

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The success of the Park has certainly raised the profile of the area and demonstrated to the local community that people working together for a common goal can make changes happen, and this park is a prime example of this.

In 2007 the Princess May Trust and Cornwall Council were delighted to win a Green Pennant, its first award.  In 2008, 2009 and 2010 they received the coveted Green Flag Award and this mark of excellence shows the park to be one of the best of its kind in the South West.  

In March 2011, Melville, the volunteer park keeper was awarded the Keep Britain Tidy Local Environment Champion Award.  Tom Marks of Cornwall Council presents the award.

Penzance is very lucky to have such a high quality park, but it takes an incredible amount of work to keep it that way.   If you want to join the Trust as a volunteer please get in touch with the Chairman, Melville Durrant email

So, pack up a picnic, the kids, the dog and even the teenagers with their skateboard or BMX and enjoy an afternoon at the Princess May Recreation Ground.

Everyone is welcome.

Visitor Information

Postcode TR18 2AT

  • Open daily
  • Free admission
  • Easy access for all
  • Seating and picnic areas
  • Public toilets including disabled facilities
  • Dogs allowed if well behaved (except in children's play area)
  • Skatebowl
  • Multi-user games court
  • Trim trail
  • Small meeting room in the Pavilion - to  book contact Melville Durrant

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