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Address: Kingston, Jamaica

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"Lovers leap"

this is the number one spot to display public affection. good for chilling and hanging with friends. a central place to meet up

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Keyanna D

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

this is the number one spot to display public affection. good for chilling and hanging with friends. a central place to meet up

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

It's just t a name and not a very pleasant place and I think it's unsafe especially at night. The place is full of homeless and dodgy people, just becareful

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

When Nelson Mandela visited Jamaica, he met the public in the area now named Mandela Park. The visit was very meaningful to Jamaicans politically and socially. The park is a place to sit and reflect in the middle of a busy urban area, Nothing exciting to do at the park, but just to experience where Nelson Mandela stood to inspire... More 

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Portmore, Jamaica
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

This park could be a wonderful place but... too many idlers, "opportunists" and sellers hanging around it. This has reduced the non-monetary value of the park I think and does not draw persons anymore as it should, as a true Jamaican attraction in the heart of Kingston and St. Andrew. It was renovated some years ago to restore its ambiance... More 

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Thank Omar A
Saint Michael Parish, Barbados
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

IT was very comfortable, the surrounding view was the bom i love it, It loving in the night time, waterfall great too, clear bathroom and security excellent

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Thank Samantha L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

It's unfortunate that the park named in honor of a great man is such a mess. Vendors everywhere, Poor sanitary facilities - Don't go to this park.

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Thank Maria M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

This park is located in hub Half Way Tree in Kingston and was very beautiful when first built. It is was a good place to meet and hang out with friends. It used to host concerts and other events, but not sure if it does anymore. Loved the flowers and just to go and chill out.

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Thank Marie0771
Ball Ground, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Nothing amazing about this park, which is centrally located in Half-Way-Tree. It is more of a meeting place for young people who want to just hang out.

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Thank Stewie3G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is in the middle of Halfway Tree and we walked through it almost every day during our time in Jamaica. You catch a cool breeze which is welcome from the city heat. Not a massively green space or huge park but a prominent landmark in the city.

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Thank Siobhan R
Kingston, Jamaica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

I have tried it but it just doesn't work. There is always that awful smell, not to mention the homeless hanging out with you there.

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Thank Carolee99

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