Franklin Powell Park

Located close to the ferry dock, Franklin Powell Park is a popular place for both locals and tourist to walk through and relax. You will find plenty of room to walk and some great spots where you can sit and people-watch, and a nice selection of stores and restaurants nearby that provide plenty of options for spending a relaxing few hours while waiting for your ferry, or just enjoying a tropical afternoon.

Panoramic views of the ocean make this a popular park to visit amongst locals as well as tourists. Annual festivals are often held here, and at those times the park is filled with food and craft vendors, dancers, and live music.


Franklin Powell Park is found in the heart of downtown Cruz Bay.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of dining options to choose from in the region near this outdoor park. The most proximate restaurant to Franklin Powell Park is Cruz Bay Landing, which has a menu full of American fare. Joe's Rum Hut and Rhumb Lines are some of the other food and drink options near Franklin Powell Park. At Rhumb Lines you might sample Caribbean dishes and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find some other activities nearby, including Cruz Bay Battery, which is within driving range in downtown Cruz Bay. Also consider making the trip to Ivan Jadan Museum, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of attractions nearby.

Attractions Near Franklin Powell Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Cruz Bay Battery Historic Site 0.1 mi. (0.4 km) NNW Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Ivan Jadan Museum Museum -- -- Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Denis Bay Ruins Historic Site 1.9 mi. (2.9 km) NE 1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay St. John
Rebellion Gut Historic Site -- -- 1.8 mi. East of Cruz Bay St. John
Catherineberg Ruins Historic Site 2.4 mi. (3.6 km) ENE 2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Cruz Bay St. John
Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins Historic Site 3.0 mi. (4.2 km) ENE 2.6 mi. West of Coral Bay St. John
Petroglyphs Historic Site 3.3 mi. (3.5 km) E 2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay St. John
Petroglyph Pool Waterfall GeoFeature 3.3 mi. (3.5 km) E 2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay St. John

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Location: Cruz Bay, St. John


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