The Rockwood Park Campground is closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. See you in 2021!

Incorporated in 1893, the Saint John Horticultural Association (SJHA) was formed to acquire and maintain property around Lily Lake for a wilderness park and public garden to benefit the people of Saint John.

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Fun Facts

Before becoming part of Rockwood Park, Lily Lake supplied drinking water to the City of Saint John and powered a flour mill.

Calvert Vaux, the English trained architect who made the original plan for Rockwood Park in 1899, was also one of the architects that planned New York’s Central Park.

Ice for Saint John homes and businesses was cut from Lily Lake in winter and delivered by horse and wagon until the 1920s.

In 1936, Colonel Charles Drury and Family donated 450 acres (182 hectares) of land to the Park, including Frying Pan Lake and Long Lake.