With the help of the local community, FOKAL has transformed what used to be a wild forest frequented by gangs into a wonderland in the middle of Port-au-Prince. Martissant Park is a unique contrast of systemic change in an impoverished neighborhood. Visitors can enjoy the peace and beauty of the memorial garden dedicated to the victims of the 2010 earthquake.
A medicinal herb garden is a scientific in vivo repertory of all medicinal plants but is also a place for study groups and workshops. The landscaping throughout the entire park is evocative of Haitian spiritual and cultural traditions.
Reforestation is a priority with tree nurseries for neighbors to plant saplings in the surrounding community. In response to the degrading environmental conditions that threaten Haiti, an environmental science institute is planned to conduct research and educate students on environmental issues such as climate change, water, agriculture,and biodiversity.
The park has a fascinating history, too. Learn more about its historyhere.
You can even take a short tour of the Park.
But it takes money to maintain this treasure. Clickhereto donate to Martissant Park.