Albuoy’s Point set for dynamic’ upgrade
A Bermuda Triangle-themed park is set to take shape in the heart of Hamilton.
City Hall said it planned to revitalise Albuoy’s Point park and rename it to make it “more dynamic and user-friendly”.
A spokeswoman for the local authority added: “It will also encapsulate aspects of the Bermuda Triangle, a story that reverberates around the world, one of myths and legends, that has put Bermuda in the global spotlight.
“The reinvigorated space will be known as Point Pleasant Park.”
She added the new park would provide open space for outdoor activities and entertainment events.
The spokeswoman said that a decision to move the Bill Ming sculpture Against da Tide to the park from outside the former HSBC building on Front Street, which is being redeveloped, helped spark the plan to revitalise the area.
She added that when the statue was donated to the city, plans for a revitalised park, to include the artwork, were drawn up.
The spokeswoman said: “Improving upon elements already in the park, the City will look to install improved seating areas, shade elements, public artwork as well as a new layout.”
A model of the proposed design has been set up in the Corporation of Hamilton offices at City Hall.
The spokeswoman said: “The city welcomes comments from the public as it strives to bring a refreshing look to a well-worn public park and provide an enhanced, energised space for all to enjoy.”
The executive committee of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, which faces on to Albuoy’s Point, said they had been contacted about the plans and supported the proposals.
A spokesman for the RBYC said: “They had reached out to the club earlier this year to advise us what they were planning and we were excited about what we heard. These changes, along with the redevelopment of the old HSBC Bank of Bermuda building, are a welcome addition to this special area of the City of Hamilton.”
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