February 23, 2024

Celebration to mark Taylor Park’s centenary

More than a dozen community groups and organisations will gather in Torquay tomorrow (Saturday, February 24) for a special celebration of one of the town’s most popular and important outdoor spaces.

Tomorrow will officially mark 100 years since Taylor Park opened as a public space, with local volunteer groups paying homage to the history of the location.

Friends of Taylor Park coordinator Ian Convery said there was a rich history of fighting to conserve the 27-acre location from development, and the day would be a chance to pay respects to those who fought hard for the park.

“Taylor Park has always been really important to the fabric of this town. You don’t have to spend five minutes there to see just how many people use the park."

“The size of backyards in Torquay continue to get smaller and smaller, which means our outdoor spaces continue to get more and more important.”

“We hope as many members of the community can make a quick visit to our celebration and continue to learn about some of the work our local organisations are doing to preserve this wonderful park.”

Other organisations taking part in the celebrations include Torquay Bowls Club, Torquay Community House, Lions Club of Torquay, and Torquay RSL.

The parcel of land is just one of a few to have never been subdivided for public sale, according to the Torquay Historical Society.

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Photo credit: Ken Farrow, Chris Barr, and Ian Convery. Photo: PETER MARSHALL

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