As part of its ongoing effort to support its port of call partners, Carnival Cruise Line teamed up with the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) and the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation (VISPR), as well as the Department of Tourism, to revitalize Emile Griffith Park in St. Thomas, hosting a fun-filled “Afternoon of Play” for local children.
The event served as the official unveiling of the totally renovated space which features a newly resurfaced playground and basketball court, playground equipment for children ages six months to 12 years, a gazebo with picnic tables and benches, and other enhancements. Local children and their families participated in the event and enjoyed music, refreshments and face painting, led by team members from Carnival Breeze, one of several Carnival Cruise Line ships that regularly visit St. Thomas.
“Our port of call destinations are a huge reason why people love vacationing with us, so we always feel honored and privileged to support these types of projects that have such a positive impact on the local communities we visit,” said Chris Chiames, chief communications officer for Carnival Cruise Line. “Like our ships, we’re confident the park will provide the children of St. Thomas and their families with a space for relaxation, togetherness, and of course, fun.”