Bannerman Park, St. John's

(4.8/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
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
  • 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. 
  • 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 »
  • I live in St John's but hadn't spent much time here until recently. Bannerman park is a green space in the downtown area. Beautiful manicured with lovely flowerbeds, large trees and lovely walking tra...  more »
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  • Great park in a wonderful location that's good for all people of all ages. I work in the area and will occasionally grab a coffee and go for a stroll around the park on my lunch. Beautiful park with a great atmosphere, worth checking out if your new to the area or if your a local in the area like myself, a nice way to spend a little or alot of time.
  • Nice green park, perfect for a stroll. Great playground for children.
  • Nice park, playground is good for kids. Great pool but has been closed for a while
  • Best park in the city. Lots to do, and so beautiful.
  • Nice place to relax on a summer's day, if you don't mind being surrounded by hipsters. ;) great park.