Bowring Park, St. John's

4.8
#2 of 9 in Parks in St. John's
Located in the heart of St John’s, Bowring Park stands out as a favorite recreational place for both locals and tourists. Pass the sculptured duck pond at the entrance to the park and see the famous statue of Peter Pan, dedicated to a small girl who drowned in the area. The park offers numerous facilities, such as tennis courts, a playground for kids, and a swimming pool. Use the picnic tables and enjoy the day with family and friends, or grab a snack from one of the stalls before continuing your walk. To visit Bowring Park on your holiday in St. John's, and find out what else St. John's has to offer, use our St. John's travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 8, 2017
    I've always loved this park and every time I came back to.St. John's it seems nicer and nicer. It's great for kids or for a walk on your own.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Many paved and gravel trails. Commemorative trees planted by Royalty and Heads of Government. Large number of flower beds and a greenhouse. A favourite spot for wedding and other photography.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Best park in the City... beautiful ponds, a pool..And a lot of walking trails. Has two different areas for parking.  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    Beautiful park. Feels like your ouside of the city. They have some great trails. Great place to keep the kids busy in the summer
  • May 18, 2017
    A beautiful, quiet and safe place to bring your family for a walk anytime or snow fun in winter. A safe haven for waterfowl. Well tended gardens and memorials to explore. Outdoor amphitheatre and kids water park.
  • June 1, 2017
    A beautiful park in town. Trails lead around a skatepark, a playground and the water. Great place to enjoy the few sunny days we see on the rock!
  • June 26, 2017
    A lovely, bustling city park. Tons of birds, water features, history, scenery, and greenery. My favourite place in St John's!
  • June 21, 2017
    Bowring Park kind of seems like a magical garden anf there is a lot of things to do and see here like the historical statues and fairy door tours.

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Where to stay in St. John's

To appreciate the history and colorful architecture of North America's oldest colonial city, there's no better place to stay than in the city center. This popular neighborhood displays the city's iconic, brightly painted Victorian houses, with a selection of guesthouses and inns clustered around Government House. Staying just west of the city center, near the Memorial University of Newfoundland, works as a pleasant alternative, with the expansive Pippy Park right at your doorstep.
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