Queens Park, Invercargill
Queens Park is a tourist attraction in Invercargill, New Zealand, and was part of the original plan when Invercargill was founded in 1856. The park is 200 acres (0.81 km2) in extent. It is located just north of the city centre bounded by Queens Drive to the east, Kelvin Street to the west, Gala Street to the south and Herbert Street to the north.
The park has an 18-hole golf course, a botanical garden, an aviary and sports grounds. It is also the home to the Southland Museum and Art Gallery and the Southland Astronomical Society Observatory. The cricket ground in the park is the home ground of the Southland cricket team, and is also regularly used by the Otago cricket team for first-class and one-day matches. The park also gives its name to one of Invercargill's association football clubs, Queens Park A.F.C.
On the northern edge of the park are Waihopai School (formerly "Waihopai Primary School") and Southland Boys' High School. Despite being within the bounded areas of the park, neither are considered a part of it.
The park co-hosted (along with Southland Boys' High School) the 2006 State Twenty20 Cricket Knock-Out Tournament, on 10-12 November 2006.
The final of the tournament was set to be played at Queens Park but due to bad weather only 4 of the scheduled 9 matches took place.
- New Zealand Tourism Online's article on Queens Park
- Queens Park history at Invercargill City Council website
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