Day to showcase Halswell Quarry Park
21 February 2003
Take your family and friends to the next Halswell Quarry Park open
day on Sunday 2 March.
The Friends of The Halswell Quarry Park are promoting the event
as a wonderful way for Christchurch folk to view the Garden Citys
Entertainment will begin at the site of the actual quarry at about
1.30 pm, with a 30 minute performance from the mens barbershop
chorus, the Canterbury Plainsmen. Afterwards, a Civil Defence high
angle rescue team will give a display down the face of the quarry.
Another 30 minutes of singing will follow.
The Halswell Quarry Park, a council millennium project, covers
55 hectares at the old quarry site at Halswell. Twenty hectares
of this area features six Sister Cities Gardens, with plants native
to their respective regions.
sister cities are Adelaide, Australia; Christchurch, England;
Gansu Province, China; Kurashiki, Japan; Seattle, U.S.A and Songpa-Gu,
Attendants will be at each sister city garden on 2 March to talk
about current and future projects in the gardens. Council rangers
and Friends of The Halswell Quarry Park will also be on hand to
The park has picnic facilities, interesting walks, wonderful views
and ample car parking. Access to Halswell Quarry Park is off Kennedys
Bush Road and is signposted from Halswell Rd.
Halswell Quarry Park is open to the public, seven days a week.
John Taylor, The Friends of the Halswell Quarry Park, Ph 332 1685
Barbara August, Christchurch City Council, International Relations,
Ph 941 8251
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