he King George V Memorial Park is a popular picnic spot for most locals and is one of the two national parks located in the south-eastern parish of St Philip. The other is the Three Houses National Park
which is also popular.
This memorial park was given its name in memory of King George V by the late Major Peebles, who was married to a Barbadian and lived at Bayley's Plantation. This portion of land was donated to the people of Barbados to build a park for children. When it was originally opened, it was used by children during the day and for dances at night on weekends.
Some the features of the park would be the esplanade, which is great for community group outings, and then there is the spacious playing field, pavilion and hard court.
The field is big enough for cricket, football or just letting the kids loose, while the hard court is used for basketball, volleyball or netball.
The park also has a big playground for children of all ages, equipped with swings, slides, see-saws, monkey bars and a tree-house. Also available are picnic benches and restroom facilities.