The Palemon Best Recreation Ground is located off Penbeagle Lane. The land is a community open space that was bequeathed by the late Dr Palemon Best and is managed by the town council, acting as Trustee.
Facilities at the recreation ground include a skate park area, football field, childrens’ play area (with swings, slides, roundabout, zip wire and more).
There is also a community Orchard which welcome volunteers to get involved in helping looking after the trees and they have annual community events like Apple Day and Apple Wassail. www.stivesorchard.co.uk for more info.
Just above the orchard and skate park there is beautiful untouched area, 11 hectares of scrub and heath land that leads up to Carnstabba Hill that has a granite Tor and rock outcrop. Lovely walks for all! The St Ives Community Orchard group are looking to get this are recognised as a Nature Reserve to ensure it remains in its current wild state . http://www.stivesorchard.co.uk/nature-reserve/
The skate park is above the playground