Located in the heart of Hamilton City, Queen Elizabeth Park is a beautiful city park with trees, shaded gardens and walkways. It was earlier known as Par-La-Ville park. 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 located at one end of 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 to relax.
In 19th Century, this park used to be an orange orchard. Some 40,000 boxes of orange were once exported to Boston from here. Huge rubber trees at the entrance were brought in from British Guyana and planted in 1847.
Other features of the park include the several sculptures, a koi pond and a Royal Poinciana tree at the center. You can also see some roosters in the park and of course several types of birds. Overall a lovely park where you can unwind, or have your packed lunch or just take a short break before starting to explore the city further. Toilet facility is available. However if there is one negative here, it’s the homeless who wander about in the park occasionally.