St George's Park Port Elizabeth

Posted by PE Travel Blogger on Sun November 2, 2014 in Events in Port Elizabeth .

St George's Park in Port Elizabeth is familiar to cricket fans worldwide for its magnificent cricket ground and Duckpond Pavilion.

The very first test match in South Africa, the first women's international test match and the first rugby test match in South Africa all took place in St George's Park.  The Park boasts the oldest lawn bowls green in the country.  There are also tennis courts and the largest swimming pool in the city.

Cricket fans often wants to know  the Duckpond Pavilion got its name? There is a quaint duckpond just outside the pavilion and there are ducks as well!

Besides being a centre for sports the park also offers pleasant lawns, shady copses, a small open air  theatre and monuments such as the spectacular Prince Alfred's Guard memorial to the city's oldest regiment as well as a less-known one to mark the visit of Prince Alfred, son of Queen Victoria, after whom the regiment takes its name.

The park also plays host to Art in the Park every last Sunday of the month.

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