Located on Vivian Street and bounded by Dunlop Terrace and Knigges Avenue, Cobblestone Park is next to the Victoria University Faculty of Architecture and Design.
Cobblestone Park forms an important urban knuckle that hinges Victoria University’s Design School into the Cuba Quarter . In addition the park is a valuable component of Wellington City’s open space network. The park is a vital green space for the densely populated Upper Cuba Street sector, however, its current configuration and aging infrastructure compromise park usability, safety and allure. In response, this proposal defines a new model for the site, an Urban Archipelago, a series of urban ‘islands’ each offering a distinct experience catering to a range of community needs. The ensemble of urban islands (park terraces) is bound together within a framework of re-defined pedestrian circulation.
The park was officially re-opened by Mayor Kerry Prendergast on 4 August 2010.
The redeveloped park has new walls, paths, lawns, trees, planter beds, lights, seats and, playground equipment.
The previous park was designed and built in 1974 in a modernist English character style. Designer Mary Buckland wanted to create a place that was "soft and natural" and "a small restful island in a busy part of the city".
However the area around the park had seen a large rise in the number of residents over the last 10 years, increasing pressure on the existing open spaces. While the park was appropriate for the 1970s, the increasing population and need for better quality green space in the city meant we needed to redevelop the park.
The cache is an esclipse container containing a logbook only.
When placed the cache contained a logbook only.
Please bring you own writing instrument
Please replace it back to the exact position that you found it as we don't want it to be muggled as this location is a VERY high muggle location. Also NO SPOILERS of the final location as we don't want to spoil it for other cachers.
Please NOTE that if you must sign the logbook for each individual cachers or proof of a photo for group logs to be emailed to the owner otherwise you log may be deleted.