Columbus Park

Firm in the mistaken belief that he had reached India, on May 4, 1494, Christopher Columbus landed at the spot now called Discovery Bay in the island of Jamaica. The Columbus Park in Discovery Bay now marks the spot where Columbus is said to have put disembarked when he first arrived in Jamaica. Decorated with cannons and maritime artefacts this small park is a heavy tourist attraction drawing visitors from all over the world 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.