Welcome back Lancaster Park

A good crowd turned out to open a new chapter in the rich history of Lancaster Park on Sunday.

About 100 people people joined Mayor Lianne Dalziel on Sunday morning to mark the opening of the new park on the old Christchurch stadium site.

Lancaster Park's reign came to a crushing end 11 years ago when the quake damaged it beyond repair.

Lancaster Park opening. Photo: Geoff Sloan
Lancaster Park opening. Photo: Geoff Sloan
But with all signs of the old stadium now gone, Lancaster Park has been transformed into green fields and open space surrounded by a perimeter pathway.

Lancaster Park’s iconic Memorial Gates, built at Stevens St in 1924 to commemorate Canterbury athletes who served in World War 1, are also being restored.

Photo: Geoff Sloan
Photo: Geoff Sloan
- By Geoff Sloan
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