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Hagley Park

Massive green spaces

The Jogger.

Created in 1855 by the Provincial Government, Hagley Park was "reserved forever as a public park, open for the recreation and enjoyment of the public."

This massive space, protected by the establishing covenant, covers 165ha and is a top place to roam, virtually right in the central city. Riccarton Rd splits the park into northern and southern halves.

Cherry trees along Harper Ave flower spectacularly in spring, while the Avon River winds its way through the park and into the city.

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Central City

Hagley Park


Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Bernard Spragg. NZ