Emancipation Park

Emancipation Park opened in July 2002 to celebrate the journey that Jamaica has made as a nation from the dark days of slavery to today. Well manicured lawns and vibrant flora give this park a peaceful feel.

"Redemption Song," located at the ceremonial entrance of the park is an 11 foot bronze sculpture created by local artist Laura Facey.

Location

Emancipation Park is found near the middle of Kingston.

You can access Emancipation Park via both Oxford Road and Knutsford Boulevard.

Nearby Restaurants

Park visitors that work up an appetite don't need to worry -- you can find a broad selection of food and beverage places in the vicinity. The closest place to eat to Emancipation Park is Oasis on the Oxford, which serves Jamaican food. It is just around about a hundred yards from Emancipation Park, so grab a table and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you will find eateries including Sweetwood Jerk and Mingles Bar and Lounge Restaurant where you and your group might try a bite of American dishes and enjoy the culture of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of parks, and have the energy to view some others, might check out Mandela Park and National Heroes Park; the first is 0.8 miles away from this park. You'll find at least one or two additional places of interest in the area, including St. Peter's Church, which is within driving distance in Kingston. Also consider checking out Devon House, which is another attraction close by.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Emancipation Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
St. Peter's Church Historic Site -- -- 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Kingston
Devon House Historic Site 0.9 mi. (0.9 km) N 0.6 mi. Northeast of Kingston
Bob Marley Museum Museum 1.3 mi. (2.1 km) NNE 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Kingston
Trench Town Culture Yard Museum Museum 1.8 mi. (3.3 km) SW 2.1 mi. South of Kingston
National Gallery of Jamaica Museum 2.6 mi. (5.1 km) S Downtown Kingston
Bank of Jamaica Money Museum Museum 2.6 mi. (5.2 km) S Downtown Kingston
Hope Gardens -- 3.0 mi. (5.3 km) ENE 3.3 mi. East of Kingston
Struan Castle Garden -- -- -- Stony Hill

More Information

Hours

Emancipation Park is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Friday to Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to midnight.

Location: 4 Park Boulevard, Kingston, Jamaica

Phone

(876) 926-6312

(876) 968-9292

Website

http://www.emancipationpark.org.jm/

Email

emanpark@cwjamaica.com

 

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