Bowring Park, St. John's, Newfoundland, offers appeal to all ages. It has a beautiful walking trail, children's play areas, swimming pool, war memorials, labyrinth, amiptheater, and so much more. One of the family fun attractions is a visit to one of two duck ponds which always seems to have a vast array of ducks and other water loving birds eager to receive a treat from people who visit the pond.
Bowring Park Veteran Memorials
The Caribou Monument, Beaumont Hamel Plaque, and The Fallen Newfoundlander Statue are three memorials on display at Bowring Park in St. John's. Each of these commemorative monuments pay tribute to the sacrifices of WW1 servicemen. The Caribou Monument is privately located in a forest clearing next to a small waterfall and is one of the statues in the trail of the Caribou. The Beaumont Hamel plaque, an exact replica of a plaque in France, is found just feet beyond the Caribou statue and displays the names of fallen servicemen whose final resting place was not known. The Fighting Newfoundlander statue is found in a clearing on the other side of the main footpath and pays tribute to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the human sacrifices of "the Blue Puttees" during the Battle of the Somme (Battle of Beaumont Hamel) in France.
Bowring Park's Nature Walk and Popular Exhibits
As you walk the nature trail around Bowring Park, you will encounter different exhibits of public interest including a horse trough, the Bowring Park bell, the Peter Pan statue, the labyrinth, the Cabot 500 ampitheatre, the Connaught stone, the Canterelle bridge, and the Bowring Park greenhouse. Follow the Bowring Park map to ensure you get to see all areas of interest.
See the horse watering trough, originally located on Water Street, that was used to provide water for work horses during the nineteenth century. As work horses became less common, the trough was relocated and placed on display at Bowring Park.
The Bowring Park Bell
The Bowring Park bell was originally used to let v