American Memorial Park

Overview

American Memorial Park honors the American and Marianas people who gave their lives during the Marianas Campaign of World War II. Over 5000 names are inscribed on a memorial which was dedicated June 15, 1994, during the 50th anniversary of the Invasion of Saipan. The Memorial rests at the park's Court of Honor and Flag Circle, where the U.S. flag proudly flies 24 hours a day, surrounded by the flags of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force. As a "living memorial", the park offers activities, such as baseball, bicycling, running, tennis, picnicking, and swimming, enjoyed over half a century ago by American service men and women. Within the 133-acre boundary are beaches, sports fields, picnic sites, boat marinas, playgrounds, walkways, and a 30-acre wetland and mangrove forest.

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Seasonality / Weather

The average temperature for Saipan is 81.5° F. It's generally warm and sunny throughout the year, with a pronounced rainy season from July through October. Comfortable summer attire, walking shoes, sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen are highly recommended.

Directions

Driving: 

Car - The park is centrally located along the western shoreline of Saipan, adjacent to downtown Garapan. Traveling from the airport, proceed north on Airport Road (Tun Herman Pan Highway) until the Road ends at Monsignor Guerrero Road (16 Highway). Turn left on Monsignor Guerrero Road, and continue until the Road ends at Beach Road. Turn right on to Beach Road, and keep going until the Road ends at the park's mall entrance.

Flying: 

Saipan Airport serves the entire island, with services within a few miles to American Memorial Park, over 5,200 miles from San Francisco, California and run by Commonwealth Ports Authority. For more information on possible car rentals, call 670-237-6500.