Columbus Park

On May 4, 1494, Christopher Columbus arrived at the island of Jamaica. The Columbus Park in Discovery Bay marks the spot where Columbus is said to have put his foot when he first came to Jamaica.

Decorated with cannons and maritime artefacts this small park is a heavy tourist’s gatherer from all places interested in the history of Jamaica. Columbus Park is an attractive three-acre (1.2-hectare) garden in scenic Discovery Bay in the St. Ann area.

One of the most scenic natural harbours in the Caribbean, Discovery Bay was renamed in 1947 to commemorate the place where it was once thought that Christopher Columbus first made his mark on Jamaican soil.