Location

Address

PE27 6RS

Berman Park is situated between St Ives Indoor Leisure Centre and the Great River Ouse joining the Thicket Path.

Facilities

  • 7.5 hectares area

  • Car park available at One Leisure St Ives Indoor

  • Toilets available at One Leisure St Ives Indoor

Activities

  • Dog walking - owners are asked to clear up and remove their dog’s mess

  • Viewpoint of St Ives

  • Wildlife spotting

  • Walking routes - great connectivity from Houghton to the Thicket, Holt Island and St Ives Town Centre - find a local walking route.

History

Berman Park is our newest park and was opened in Spring 2021. We announced a competition at the beginning of 2021 to name the new green space, where an overwhelming number of submissions came in from Huntingdonshire's residents. The park was named by the public after Joan and Henry Berman.

They moved to St Ives in 1957 and their community efforts have touched many lives. Henry Berman taught generations at St Ivo school, where he also set up the Entomology and Natural History Society (Entsoc). Joan Berman became an MBE after working with people with learning difficulties.

Joan and Henry Berman both died in 2017, making Berman Park a fitting tribute.

Berman Park is an inviting natural space with a mix of native tree species such as elm, poplar, silver birch, ash, maple, hawthorn, oak, blackthorn and hornbeam. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, which a local business, Fieldfare, offers tours that brings wildlife adventures for all to enjoy.

Berman park