Location of Bowring Park Google Map of Bowring Park
The Park is located within 4.8 km (3 miles) of downtown St. John's.
Bowring Park's Origins and Attractions
In 1911, Bowring Brothers, a successful trade and shipping firm, commemorated their 100 business anniversary in Newfoundland by giving the City of St. John's a 20 hectare (50 acres) recreational park as a token of their appreciation to the local community. The park was officially opened on July 15, 1914. History of Bowring Park
Today, Bowring Park is over 81 hectares (200 acres). Some of the park's amenities include: Fully Accessible Playground and Splash Pad; Outdoor Swimmimg Pool and Tennis Courts; Soccer Pitch; Skate Park; Man-made Duck Pond which is home to swans and ducks; Conservatory; and Walking Trails along the Waterford and South Brook Rivers that are part of the Grand Concourse, an award-winning integrated walking network. City Map of Bowring Park
Bowring Park Bungalow
To book an event at the Bowring Park Bungalow, please contact the current operator, Red Oak Catering Inc.:
Phone: (709) 368-6808
Website: Red Oak Catering
Bowring Park Foundation
The Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors which is elected by its membership. It was established on April 18, 1995, to assist the City of St. John's in the restoration and development of Bowring Park. The City and the Foundation partnered on the 2005 Bowring Park Master Plan which sets out a program of recommendations for the upgrading of the park.
Vehicle access to Bowring Park is controlled by an electronic arm at the East Entrance which requires a code. Vehicular traffic is limited to service vehicles and patrons using the Bowring Park Bungalow only. However, the City does attempt to provide limited access to those with special needs. Contact the City of St. John's Access Line Access 311 and your request will be forwarded to the Parks & Open Spaces Division of Public Works.
Parking Advisors Blue Zones are located:
- on the East Entrance parking lot next to the Duck Pond
- on the Staff parking lot next to the Bowring Park Conservatory
- next to the Bowring Park Lodge which is located at 305 Waterford Bridge Road
Also please note that service and delivery vehicles for Special Events need to have pre-arrangements made through the City's Special Events Permit.
For additional help, contact information or to submit a service request, please visit Access 311.