Designed to help revitalization Bridgetown and to enhance the surroundings of the Central Bank, the Church Village Green Park is a civic and green space featuring solar lighting, the use of renewable energy and rainwater harvesting systems.
The Church Village Park was officially opened on March 15th 2014, along with the launching of the Constitution River Redevelopment Project, after just under a year of construction.
Church Village Green also features an amphitheatre which is ideal for outdoor events, cultural activities and shows, seats just under 100 persons and can accommodate over 1,000 persons standing. The green space features a concessions kiosk a waterfall & pond, as well a causeway with a bridge.
The Park is also monitored 24hrs a day by the Central Bank and the Royal Barbados Police Force via closed-circuit television.
Church Village Green
Community Park & Amphitheatre Barbados
Located in Historic Bridgetown...A UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Church Village Redevelopment Project was originally conceptualised in the 1980s when the Central Bank was designed and constructed, with a desire to maintain the location’s historic integrity. In keeping with the UNESCO requirements, the project is committed to the preservation of pathways and a footprint of Lucas Street which runs through the centre of the Park.
Another aspect of preserving the heritage within the park is through traditional foliage, which includes breadfruit trees and other fruit trees. A species of the bearded fig tree is also planted near the top of the park.
This project is part of the Bridgetown Redevelopment Project with Kent Construction being the contractor on site with responsibility for civil works, and Nature Group Limited the landscape contractor. The consultants are Consultant Engineering Partnership and Talma Mill Studios.
An archaeological dig led by the Barbados Museum & Historical Society was the precursor to the project, with the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. (BTII) spearheading and the Government and the Caribbean Development Bank financing it.
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