In the Cayman Islands, we have a variety of playgrounds and public parks. From swings and climbing frames to sandpits, amazing sculptures and volleyball courts, each of the parks have something different to offer. Parks are also very versatile - they can also be used as a place to host parties and other celebrations, as well as to just relax and read a book.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many public places and parks have been forced to close or reschedule activities for a later date. For daily updates on all the big events happening in the Cayman Islands, see the events calendar on Explore Cayman. Family-friendly events can also be found on the events calendar on Cayman Parent.
Airport Park (George Town)
Kids and parents alike will get a kick out of watching aeroplanes from this front row vantage point that is adjacent to the Owen Roberts International Airport runway and just opposite the Foster’s supermarket. This large park is full of see-saws, slides, rock mazes and big boulders to climb. There are restroom facilities and cabanas to provide shade. To reserve a cabana, contact (345) 949 2547.
Davinoff’s Concrete Sculpture Garden (North Side)
Sculptor and owner, David Quasius, has been annually adding hand-sculpted concrete animals to his Concrete Sculpture Garden in North Side for 20 years. Recent additions include a giant octopus, scorpion, snorkellers and a reef shark. The garden is a great spot to take photos and kids will love climbing over the sculptures. It is also a popular geocaching site. The sculpture garden is free to access and is open every day. It is located on the highway between Old Man Bay and the Queen’s Monument. Visit www.davinoff.com for more information.
Mastic Reserve & Trail (North Side)
This is an educational trail and is great for older kids and teens. Refer to the Activities for Adults chapter for more information.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is a wonderful area in Frank Sound for nature walks, birdwatching, and for viewing the endangered Grand Cayman Blue Iguana. There are over 65 acres of tropical flora and fauna, five themed gardens, and much more! Guided tours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm. Large blue iguanas lounge on the grass while butterflies, birds and agoutis dart between the array of native and exotic plants and trees. For more information, see our Attractions page.
The following parks have cabanas that can be reserved, free of charge, for parties and events by calling the Recreation, Parks and Cemeteries Unit on (345) 946 8250.
Public Beach (West Bay Road, SMB)
Along with being one of the most beautiful stretches of Seven Mile Beach, Public Beach has cabanas, restroom facilities, freshwater showers and over three children’s playgrounds. Work is continuing on the new park and family facilities and when completed, the 12-acre park will include shade trees, solar lighting, a vendor area and a biking and walking trail. Also included will be multi-use beach sports areas that will improve Cayman’s ability to host national sporting events.
Scholars Park (West Bay)
As a popular site for children’s parties, this landscaped park is located down Stadium Drive and features a variety of play equipment set in a huge sandpit. Along with shady cabanas and barbecue pits, there are also restroom facilities and sizeable grassy areas.
Dart Family Park (South Sound)
A gift from the Dart Foundation to the Cayman Islands, this seafront oasis is located on South Church Street. Set amidst shady, landscaped gardens are slides, climbing frames, an amphitheatre, gazebos and restroom facilities. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, and also houses the offices of the National Trust of the Cayman Islands, which provide information and displays in relation to Cayman’s flora and fauna.
Harold McCoy Sr. (Bodden Town)
Located in Gun Square, next to the historic Mission House, this park has a large playground. A caboose and small Caymanian-style house make it a fascinating cultural experience for both adults and children.
Jerald Smith Park (North Side)
Located on Hutland Road, these landscaped gardens provide a welcoming playground for the North Side community.
Captain George Dixon Park (East End)
Just off of Seaview Road, this community park has all the standard park amenities including slides, swings, climbing frames and barbecue facilities.