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Emancipation Park, Kingston

4.3
#2 of 9 in Parks in Kingston
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Seek solitude and soothing ambience away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at Emancipation Park. With 2.8 hectares (7 acres) of landscaped features, the park was developed to symbolize the beauty of Jamaica. Many tropical flowers and trees define the park, including Jamaica’s national tree the Blue Mahoe. Appreciate the beautifully crafted 3.5 m (11 ft) bronze sculpture created by Jamaican artist Laura Facey. Take a break on the lush green grass, have a picnic, or utilize the park’s popular jogging track. If you’re lucky, you may be able to catch a free concert at the park’s stage area. Put Emancipation Park into our Kingston itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kingston.
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  • Oasis of peace and beauty in a frankly ugly city. We go there to enjoy the shade of the trees, and that's all. It's a somewhat mundane urban park when we used to travel, but for a city like Kingston, it's what's best.
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  • Emancipation is an excellent place to relax, study and workout. I hangout sometimes with family and friends. I also exercise and use the jogging track sometimes. It is also a beautiful park for taking...  more »
  • It's very nice. Clean, well kept. Safe. It's truly a very nice spot to exercise, chill or have a picnic. I heard there entertainment there sometimes. A must see!  more »
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  • To imagine this was once an empty lot, which was essentially a dust bowl. It was used primarily during carnival season as the final stop point. At the time when the government decided to convert it to Emancipation Park, it was met with great protest, especially by the carnival lovers, but not is is one of the few well-maintained and heavily utilized open spaces in the city. A stage for live shows and a walking track, as well as many open lawns, benches and table tennis boards, a water fountain; The powerful statue of the naked male and female slaves looking to the sky is also another focal point at the entry of the park. In summary, Jamaica needed a space like this, and needs many more. So glad E-Park exists, and if you are visiting Jamaica and staying in the New Kingston area, it is near to most of the hotels in the area, so you should definitely visit just to chill out or do some evening exercise.
  • A relaxed environment to sit back, unwind and enjoy the sounds of Jamaica's Capital, Kingston. Also a good spot for a great workout if you are a workout buff. Clubs, Hotels and various food establishments are literally just a stone throw away if you want to either grab a beer or treat your taste buds to delectable meals flavoured by the spice of the island.
  • The park is beautiful. Take a few pictures. Make sure you see the Freedom Song sculpture as well. Great place for a walk with a lover or to bring small children for family time. There was a health expo going on when I was there with lots of booths full of information, activities, and a huge Zumba class onstage. Just a cool place to relax, bring a pet or get some exercise
  • Great view, games area, well kept flora. Rest room facilities need improvement and falls need to be better kept. I love it though, great spot for family picnics or some alone time.
  • Great spot to spend the evening. The heat is scorching hot in the day. Good place for your routine jogging.

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