A very pleasant new park makes a point
The City of Hamilton formally cut the ribbon on Point Pleasant Park in a ceremony yesterday naming it the top of the Bermuda Triangle.
Acting Mayor John Harvey told guests the revitalised park would offer greater amenities for the public while serving as an attraction for visitors.
In addition to a plaque marking the northern tip of the notorious triangle that links Bermuda, Miami and Puerto Rico, the park includes a pedestal with a QR code, which brings guests to a video detailing the history of the Bermuda Triangle.
“There is no doubt that it is a fascinating topic,” Mr Harvey said. “It is also one of the things we are most often associated with, perhaps second to our famous Bermuda shorts.
“We have set a bronze plaque in the ground, officially marking this location, and it will provide a point of interest in the park and of course an added tourist attraction.”
The project also included installation of electrical equipment to improve the ability to host events, wider dockside steps to allow better access to boats and improved seating and shade.
Mr Harvey highlighted that the Jervis Bay Memorial – which commemorates the crew of the HMS Jervis Bay who gave their lives in the Second World War to protect 37 other ships – had been given a new place of prominence in the park.
The park is also the new home of the Bill Ming sculpture Against the Tide, which was previously outside the former HSBC Building on Front Street, now refurbished as offices.
He added that the revitalisation of Albouy’s Point was one of the three major infrastructure projects that were under way in the city along with the renovation of Pier 6 and an overhaul of Washington Lane.
“At the City of Hamilton, we are constantly striving to find new ways to add to the vibrancy of the city so that we can have a continual attraction for visitors and provide an engaging space for both our residents and visitors to enjoy,” Mr Harvey said.
Plans for Point Pleasant Park were formally announced in 2019. The City of Hamilton said the intention was to make Albouy’s Point “more dynamic and user-friendly”.
As part of the plan, the park was designed to “encapsulate aspects of the Bermuda Triangle”, while creating open space for outdoor activities and entertainment events.
The proposal garnered the support of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, who said the revamped park would be a welcome addition to the area.