St George's Park History
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

The Park St George's Park - Improvements to the Park - 1905
Improvements to the Park - 1905
Several improvements have of late been carried out at St George’s Park, chief of which is the macadamising of the main walk. This walk, commencing at the Bird Street entrance gate, extending to the superintendent’s house, and going off at right angles to Park Drive, immediately opposite Doncaster Road, was formerly a gravel path, but now that it has received a finished coating it will be both easier of up-keep and more comfortable to traverse. Last night the final section was covered, and the walk should be open for the public in the course of a few days.

Several improvements have of late been carried out at St George’s Park, chief of which is the macadamising of the main walk. This walk, commencing at the Bird Street entrance gate, extending to the superintendent’s house, and going off at right angles to Park Drive, immediately opposite Doncaster Road, was formerly a gravel path, but now that it has received a finished coating it will be both easier of up-keep and more comfortable to traverse. Last night the final section was covered, and the walk should be open for the public in the course of a few days.

Another alteration which greatly adds to the beauty of the park is the erection of a neat paling facing the main walk in the vicinity of the bowling green, in substitution of the bush which formerly has acted the part of a fence. Throughout the park several old trees have been pulled down and new ones planted, while various species of new plants have been introduced, all of which will add towards the general improvement of the park.

At the meeting of the Town Council on November 22, 1905, the application of the Military Cricket Club for the use of the ground recently occupied by the Arab Football Club in St George’s Park, was granted “under the usual conditions”.

Eastern Province Herald
November 25, 1905.
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