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.


Positioned near the middle of downtown Cruz Bay, Franklin Powell Park happily welcomes residents and visitors who are rooming in or close to this neighborhood. Whether or not you are staying in this location, you are free to drop by for some fun in the sun.

Nearby Restaurants

Park visitors that work up an appetite don't need to worry -- you will find a wide variety of local dining spots in this area. Cruz Bay Landing, which has a menu full of American food, offers convenient access to this park. Also within a short distance, you and your group will come across restaurants such as Joe's Rum Hut and Rhumb Lines where you can try out Caribbean fare and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of local activities include Cruz Bay Battery, which is within driving range in downtown Cruz Bay. You might want to also consider heading to Ivan Jadan Museum, which is another attraction not far away.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

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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