Par-La-Ville Park, Hamilton City
A.K.A. Queen Elizabeth Park
Located in the heart of Hamilton City, Par-La-Ville park (now Queen Elizabeth Park) is a beautiful city park like an oasis with trees, shaded gardens and walkways.
It's considered as a premier park and a recreational area within Hamilton City.
This is often a favorite place for the office goers or even school children for taking lunch.
This garden was planned by William B. Perot who was the first Post Master of Bermuda.
His house in the park, is now the Bermuda Historical Society Museum
and also the National Library. As you walk along the mosaic walkways, you will see rock gardens, flower beds and shady trees all around. There are wooden benches as well. In the 19th Century, this park used to be an orange orchard. Some 40,000 boxes of orange were once exported to Boston from here.
Par-la Ville park Bermuda
You will also see huge rubber trees at the entrance that were brought in from British Guyana and planted in 1847.
Par-la Ville park has three entrances. If you take the Parla Ville Road entrance, you will pass through Bermuda's oldest limestone Moongate. Moongates are arches that bring good luck for those (particularly couples) who pass though them. If you take Queen's Street entrance, you will see the Perot Post Office
next to the entrance. There is also a third entrance from the Church Street to the car park at Par-la Ville.
Queen Street, Hamilton City, Bermuda.
UPDATE: Effective April 21, 2012, Par-La-Ville Park is renamed to Queen Elizabeth Park. This is done in honor of the Diamond Jubilee birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II. A renaming ceremony is held at the park with a lot of fanfare from Bermuda Regiment and live music by the North Village Band.
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