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
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
When placed the cache
contained a logbook only.
Please bring you own
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
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