Coronation Lake and Park
This lively green space within the town of Helston is a place the whole family will fall in love with.
Feed the ducks in the lake or stop for lunch with a view in the cafe, Coronation Park is a well-loved Helston spot. Grassy areas make the perfect place for a picnic and toddlers and kids will love swinging, sliding and spinning on the play park. Skaters of all ages can ride the quarter pipes, rails and ramps of a newly refurbished skate park.
Recently refurbished and fully accessible, the park supports many community activities including the monthly Helston Farmers’ Market. Theatre and music performances take place throughout the summer and, as well as pedalo and rowing boats for hire, the lake hosts model boat weekends, drawing enthusiasts from all over Cornwall.
The River Cober flows through Coronation Park and is a haven for wildlife – you’ll find many bird-watchers, school nature visits and other visitors taking great pride in the wide variety of wild-life.
Coronation Park also holds a significant place in local history. Established in 1912 to commemorate the coronation of King George V, the scheme was completed and officially opened in July 1912 by the then Mayor of Helston, Councillor FH Cunnack. It has hosted many events, fairs and celebrations over the years.
The park connects with the National Trust’s Penrose Estate, a place of national environmental importance, and onwards to Loe Pool, Cornwall’s largest freshwater lake and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.