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Oliver Park

Last Modified: 3-11-2020 18:34

Oliver Park, Blenheim
Oliver Park, Blenheim
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Located in Redwoodtown, Oliver Park, with an area of 5.3 hectares, is primarily a sports ground, used for rugby football in the winter, and cricket in summer. The park is also used for touch rugby. In addition to sports fields, Oliver Park provides a children's playground in the south west corner, where Plunkett rooms are also situated. Named after Mr. J. E. Oliver, the first curator of the Seymour Square gardens, the park was formerly known as Redwoodtown Domain until 1968.

Although used primarily as a sports ground,  when games or training are not taking place the park is also available for casual recreational activities that require a large open space, such as kite flying, frisbee throwing, or informal ball games.

For many years, the children's playground included a couple of vintage tractors, and a retired Vampire fighter jet, however these were eventually removed, presumably due to more stringent health and safety regulations, and replaced with modern play equipment.

Located to the south of Redwoodtown School on Cleghorn Street, and to the west of Redwoodtown shopping centre, for many years, Oliver Park was the only significant recreational area in the south of Blenheim. With the opening of the Wither Hills Farm Park, and Harling Park, other areas are now available, however Oliver Park remains important due its large flat area suitable as sports fields.

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Oliver Park. (2020) Retrieved May, 26, 2024, from https://www.marlboroughonline.co.nz/marlborough/information/recreation/parks-and-reserves/oliver-park/

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