Reemergence of the Mule Park Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 08 September 2011 00:00

Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, Mayor Zenaida Moya and Michael Bowen.The days of the mules are long gone and the roads are left to speeding fools but for the purpose of honouring history Bowen and Bowen partnered with the Belize City Council to refurbish the Mule Park in the center of downtown Belize City.

Michael Bowen, CEO of Bowen and Bowen, said that Bowen and Bowen group approached the council when discussions rose about removing the Coca Cola town clock because of maintenance issues. Bowen said, “The Coca Cola clock has been a fixture at this location since 1969.” He said jokingly, “Although it has not always told exactly the right time, we at Bowen & Bowen are proud of this clock.” Bowen and Bowen reached an agreement with the council to not only save the clock but to refurbish the entire park. Mayor of Belize City, Zenaida Moya, said that such partnerships are key in the council’s city beautification project. She said, “Mule Park is a part of our history and it should remain a big part of our present.” She said that while mules are no longer used as a mode of transportation in Belize they served our forefathers well.

Bowen also spoke about the purpose of the mule park in the early years. He said, “It was a place where the mules can park under the trees for rest and the draymen would come and have conversation, incorporating Mule Park as an element of their daily lives.”