A new park for Georgetown, situated between the Exiles Building and St Mary’s Church, is starting to take shape. A number of plants and trees have been planted out and are beginning to establish themselves. When fully grown, these will provide shade and a welcome area of green so that residents and visitors have a space to sit and relax in the centre of Georgetown. The park also features a mosaic wall representing the landscapes of Ascension. A unique monument, commemorating Ascension’s Bicentenary, has been commissioned for the park and will be revealed at the official opening of the park during the Bicentenary Weekend (22-25 October 2015).
The Administrator expressed his thanks to all volunteers who have helped turn ideas for a Bicentenary Park into reality in such a short space of time – “The Bicentenary Park will provide a focal point in Georgetown for islanders and visitors alike to sit, relax and enjoy the landscape. The creation of the Park would not have been possible without the commitment of a large number of volunteers from across the Island, who have worked together to make the project a success”.