Albert Park was named after the royal consort to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and has always been a general recreational park complete with a cricket pitch and tennis court. This land was obtained through a grant by the Polynesia Company as inducement to move the capital to Suva. The grounds are the site for the yearly Hibiscus Festival with a pavilion erected for various musical and competitive events, and an assortment of fun rides and food stalls.
It is also the site for Suva’s New Year’s Eve celebrations with hundreds of revelers enjoying the warm tropical air, loud music, dancing and general festivities. The event is promoted as a family event and alcohol is banned.