Saint Pierre Public Park is on the site of Coupe-Chardonnière, just eight kilometers outside of Port-au-Prince, the law of September 23 1831 establishes the city named Pétion by then President Boyer, in tribute to the founder of the republic. A Places d’Armes is set up on the northern edge of the new city. Its transformation into a public park does not take place until 1935. Saint Pierre quickly became one of the loveliest public parks in Haiti.
The parish church, administrative offices, the headquarters of the Pétion Ville police, the charming Kinam Hotel, and a number of public and private schools surround it. Saint Pierre is a great place to relax and meet people; it’s a great place to take a nice walk in the heart of Pétion Ville.
It is also home to a flower market where you will find a wide selection of flowers for purchase. Paintings, sculptures and other handicrafts can be purchased along some of the sidewalks opposite parallel to the park.