QUEEN’S PARK SAVANNAH
Poui trees in bloom at Queen's Park Savannah
Queen’s Park Savannah (QPS) is Port of Spain’s largest open green space, occupying approximately 260 acres (110 ha) of flat, short-grassed lands with a perimeter of about 2 miles. The savannah was originally part of the St Ann’s Estate on which sugar was cultivated. The Park is lined with shady samaan and poui trees which provide respite from the tropical sun to individuals enjoying an afternoon run. The Savannah also houses the North and Grand Stand where various cultural activities are enjoyed such as the annual Carnival parade of the bands, Carnival Kings and Queens show and Dimanche Gras among others.
Surrounding the Savannah are the beautiful “Magnificent Seven” mansions, the Botanic Gardens, the Hollows, Emperor Valley Zoo, National Museum and the National Academy of the Performing Arts (NAPA).