The Pembroke Hall Wellness Park was officially handed over to the Pembroke Hall Civic Association and the Pembroke Hall community on May 12, 2023. The Wellness Park was developed by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, at a cost of $16M.
Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, who is also Member of Parliament for the area, in his remarks, pointed out that the park will help to improve residents’ wellbeing and quality of life.
“Communities cannot be established if we just stay in our homes and have nowhere to congregate. It aids the emergence and deepening of a sense and spirit of community to have spaces such as this wellness park,” the Minister added.
Commenting on the development of the park, CHASE CEO, Billy Heaven noted the benefits of providing urban residents spaces for physical activity and social interaction and allowing psychological restoration to take place.,
“This park has something for everyone, a jogging trail and exercise equipment for those who want to work out. A social area with chess tables, benches for just cooling out or for meditation”, he said.
Chairman of the CHASE Fund, Omar Frith, said the Fund would be installing a public bathroom, lighting and landing pads by the playground area.