Photos of The Newly Renovated Victoria Park on Rodney Street, Falmouth
The historic Victoria Park on Rodney Street Falmouth was renovated, starting in 2008, by the Falmouth Heritage Renewal. The park sits at the entrance to Fort Balcarres, now Falmouth All Age (Barracks) School. The park was originally known by the nickname “Grass Piece” and the surrounding area is still known by that name. Victoria Park (named after Queen Victoria) was originally used as a parade ground for the English soldiers stationed at the Fort since the early 1800′s.
I remember as a kid, there was the faint memory of a garden close to Barracks School and strong memories of the band stand in the middle of Victoria Park. The band stand however, gradually become rundown and became the local football scrimmage base for the young boys in the 1970′s. It gradually deteriorated to ruins until the new renovation.
On a recent photo shoot of the Falmouth Barracks School Sports Day, I took these photos of the renewed Victoria Park, looking beautiful once again and once more being able to provide a relaxing place on the quiet Rodney Street for locals and visitors. This should be a refreshing sight for those who have not seen it for a few years: