Park sights in St John’s
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The feature-filled, 1343- hectare CA Pippy Park coats downtown's northwestern edge. Recreational facilities include walking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, a golf course and a campground. Memorial University, the province's only university, is here too.
The university's botanical garden is at Oxen Pond, at the park's western edge off Mt Scio Rd. There's a cultivated garden and a nature reserve. Together, these and the park's Long Pond marsh give visitors an excellent introduction to Newfoundland's flora, habitats (including boreal forest and bogs) and animals (look for birds at Long Pond and the occasional moose). Take the 3km Long Pond Walk for the full effect.