Summertime is here. To me it seemed to take awhile to get here, but the hot days of summer are here. There is nothing better than getting outside and enjoying the warm weather. One of the best places to do that in St. John’s is in Bowring Park.
The park was officially opened in 1941 on land that was donated to the city by Sir Edward Rennie Bowring on behalf of his company Bowring Brothers Ltd.
The park has plenty of grassy areas with picnic tables for family and friends to get together. It also has a number of recreation facilities such as a swimming pool and tennis courts for people to pass the time.
There are several trails that make their way through the park. They provide a way to exercise and a place to escape the city and enjoy nature. These photos were taken from the trail alongside the Waterford River.
The statue of the caribou is a monument to the battle the Royal Newfoundland Regiment fought during the Battle of the Somme in Beaumont-Hamel, France. Another monument sits at the battlefield in France and also includes a statue of a caribou.
There is nothing better than getting outside on a summer day. If you are in St. John’s or planning to visit make sure you spend some of that time outside in Bowring Park.
More information on the park can be found here: http://www.bowringpark.com/