My visit to the park was an impromptu one. It was actually because of a food stop at the Jerk centre that I got the chance to see the park up close.
In my usual dry land tourist fashion, while everyone else was lyming at the Jerk Centre, I wandered over to the park for a little mini adventure.
I had no idea that there were so many artifacts in the park because it always seemed so unassuming from the main roadway.
I did a bit of research on the park after my visit and I found some very interesting information.
Columbus Park is an open-air historical and archaeological museum, set on 3 acres of Discovery Bay, overlooking the ocean. The museum features a wide range of artifact which were excavated when the Kaiser Bauxite processing plant was developed. Artifacts include:
- A section of aqueduct from a sugar estate
- A water wheel
- The engine carriage from a train which was used to transport sugar
- An Arawak canoe
- A “tally” (the tool used to count bananas, made famous by the song “come Mr Tally-Man”
I hope you will stop by Columbus Park & check out what it has to offer.
Until next trek….