Recreation at the Savannah, Trinidad

Recreation at the Savannah, Trinidad:
The Queens Park Savannah is a park in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Known colloquially simply as “the Savannah,” it is Port of Spain’s largest open spaceā€”and the world’s largest traffic roundabout. It occupies about 260 acres of level land, and the distance around the perimeter is about 2.2 miles. Once a sugar plantation, it was bought by the town council in 1817 from the Peschier family. Apart from a ring of trees round its perimeter, the Savannah was never really landscaped, except for an area in its northwest corner called the Hollows, a former reservoir now drained and planted with flowering shrubs. At first it was used as a cattle pasture in what was then the town’s suburbs, but it was established as a park by the middle of the 19th century. It’s 2.2 mile paved perimeter is popular with runners, walkers and cyclist. It also contains several cricket, football and rugby pitches which are used daily by organized clubs and residents for exercise and recreation.