If you're looking for some peace and quiet, Bougainville Park, once known as Albert Park, is a small park with a tranquil stream, benches, lush vegetation and an enormous banyan tree providing shade to visitors. Located in the heart of the waterfront area, the park was named after Louis Antoine de Bougainville, a French explorer who believed he had discovered Tahiti and claimed it for France, unaware that less than a year prior it had been discovered by Samuel Wallis.
Notice two cannons sit around the statue of Bougainville, one that was on the SMS "Seeadler," a WWI German merchant raider, and the other from the French Navy's "Zelee."
People enjoy visiting the park to admire the statue and cannons as well as stroll through the tropical gardens and admire the ships along the nearby waterfront. For families, a playground with swings and provides active fun. When you get a hungry, a snack bar selling small bites is located in the back end of the park.