Story: City parks and green spaces

Myers Park, Auckland, around 1917

Myers Park, Auckland, around 1917

Myers Park in Auckland contains little evidence that it was once covered with buildings. In 1913 businessman and politician Sir Arthur Myer gifted 6 acres (2.4 hectares) of slum land off Queen Street to the city for a park. The buildings were demolished and the site was landscaped and planted. Myer also built a kindergarten next to the park. In this image the playground looks beyond full capacity – this and the tent off to the side suggests a special event may be taking place.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William Archer Price Collection (PAColl-3057)
Reference: 1/2-001353; G
Photograph by William Archer Price

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City parks and green spaces - Later urban parks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010