Bowring Park

Bowring Park is the name of two parks. Bowring Park in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, and Bowring Park near Liverpool, England.

The first is better known and was given to the city in 1911 by the Bowring family in celebration of the 100 years they had been in business (e.g., Bowring Brothers) in the province. It consists of 50 acres.

The second is the oldest public park in Knowsley and includes the first municipal golf course in England (established 1913). It was opened in 1907 and was a gift of Liverpool's first Lord Mayor William Benjamin Bowring (later first baronet) in 1906 of the Roby Hall Estate. Originally convert|100|acre|km2 in size, it lost some to the M62.

References

* [http://www.bowringpark.com/default.php Bowring Park Foundation]
* [http://www.visitknowsley.com/displayProduct.asp?product_key=54332&page_key=5&channel=vknowEK Bowring Park, Knowsley]
* [http://history.knowsley.gov.uk/information/print_text.msql?name=Roby&ref=rborigins Roby Origins and History]


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