St Georgeýs Park, which covers 73 hectares, is the oldest park in Port Elizabeth and is situated within walking distance of the city centre. It accommodates the world famous Port Elizabeth Cricket Club; the founder cricket club in South Africa, the oldest bowling green in South Africa named "Founders Green", the St. Georgeýs Park Swimming Pool, Prince Alfredýs Guard Memorial as well as the 1882 Victorian Pearson Conservatory which was built for the cultivation of exotic plants, water lilies and beautiful orchids. Other facilities include a childrensý playground. The park is also a favourite for jogging enthusiasts and, on the first Sunday of each month, comes alive with a large concentration of art and craft stalls.
The 54 hectare tranquil Settlerýs Park, is located in the heart of the city. Facilities include a flower display house, a maquette of the 1820 Settlersý Statue, indigenous flora, rock pools with stepping stones and grassed areas ideal for picnicking. The Park is rich in bird life, small buck and other fauna and has been designed to encourage nature-lovers to explore this beauty while rambling on short walks.