In 1894 the Fire engine farm in St George was purchased with the purpose of laying
out the park and the paths were laid.
A lake was built along with a bandstand, trees and additional features were also
added. In 1897 the park became the responsibility of Bristol Council and by 1902
the splendid avenue of London Plane trees was installed.
St George park is now seen as a showcase park in the City of Bristol, and is popular
with local residents and visitors .
Below a photo taken in the park in the early 20th Century.
The restoration of the lovely old benches in St George park.
When you are relaxing and sitting on a bench in the park and enjoying the lovely
vistas, spare a thought for the local residents who have given up their free time
as volunteers to repair and restore the benches that are located there.
The Rev Andrew Yelland (Right) and Trevor Ball (Left) worked very hard to ensure
that the benches were restored and repainted as part of a project called 'BenchAid'
a number of years ago.
Trevor is a member of the Friends of St George Park, and is also a committee member
of St George in Bloom, as well as being a passionate gardener.
Thanks to Trevor for allowing St George in Bloom to use this photo.