Premier Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith included the Queen Elizabeth II Park on his list of 2015 achievements, and promised that the park will be opened for public use early this year.
The BVI Leader made the announcement in his holiday message. He promised that the park will finally open: “In looking back at 2015, the Territory has achieved a number of goals. Some highlights include the creation of more green space in Road Town with the completion of the Queen Elizabeth II Park, to be officially opened in the first quarter of 2016.”
The new park will include pathways and hard landscaping, gazebos, car park, boardwalk, lookout point, picnic area, children’s playground, central lawn with island, water features, shaded structures and seating.
In November, Government informed the public that construction had begun on the children’s playground at the Queen Elizabeth II Park. These works included the renovation and completion of the installation of new playground equipment.
The park was expected to be open in the latter part of last year, but for various reasons the opening was delayed.