Established in 2002, Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park was the first national park to be declared in New Providence, the seat of Nassau, the capital of Bahamas. The park is located near the highest concentration of citizens and the epicenters of the tourism industry.
At just 50 acres, the site is home to a wonderful diversity of birds. Herons, egrets, ibises and cormorants have established the largest rookery for these species on New Providence. Surveys by the Bahamas National Trust’s Ornithology Group have identified 101 different bird species in the park, including the globally threatened Bahama Swallow.
The park has also been established as the Bahamas’ first Watchable Wildlife Pond and its development will bring conservation, enjoyment, education and recreation to the doorstep of an unprecedented number of Bahamians.
The park is administered by the Bahamas National Trust.