Bannerman Park, St. John's

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Bannerman Park is a Victorian-style urban park located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The park was officially opened in 1891. Sir Alexander Bannerman, Governor of the Colony of Newfoundland from 1857 to 1864, donated the land to create the park.

Today, the park is surrounded by historic buildings and Victorian bed and breakfasts. It contains a public swimming pool, playground, a baseball diamond and many large open grassy areas. A revitalization plan for the park was launched in 2010. This plan includes an outdoor skating rink, a new playground, upgrades to the pool area and a new entrance. The plan is expected to be completed in 2014 for the 150th anniversary of the park.

Bannerman Park plays host to many festivals and sporting events, most notably the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival and St. John's Peace-a-chord and it is the finishing location for the Tely 10.
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TripAdvisor
  • Surrounded by the old Colonial Building, Government House (Residence of the Lieutenant Governor), and the mansions of 19th century merchants, Bannerman Park opened in 1864. If you want to relax in ver...  more »
  • this is a great place to take the little ones; there is playground equipment suitable for all ages. In the winter there is ice skating. It also has good paths for walking the dog.  more »
  • The city has recently invested a lot of money into development and refurbishing this beautiful historic site in the heart of the city. It is very popular in the winter with the addition of the new ska...  more »
Google
  • Clean, well maintained park. Can be overly busy on warm days.
  • What a great addition to the city of St. John's. The loop was well laid out. Haven't been to Bannerman Park in over a decade but will now make this a regular Winter destination.
  • Summer: flake out with your buds in the sun or sit and contemplate life by lantern-light on a bench under the trees. Fall: Walk and check out the colours. Winter: Skate on the Loop and drink hot chocolate Spring: Dream of the summer.
  • It's a beautiful place. Kids love the playground.
  • Great place for family outings ! Lots of space even when it's very busy !