Central Memorial Park - Calgary, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 51° 02.475 W 114° 04.267
11U E 705317 N 5658494
Quick Description: Memorial Park contains a number of memorial to persons or events of significance and is located near downtown Calgary, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/12/2007 6:14:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM1ZZD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The land has been owned by the City of Calgary since 1889 and totals about 4.78 acres. It is the site of one of the first libraries in the city.

The Chief Librarian described the park as "an unsightly wilderness of sand and scrub." Still to be landscaped when the library opened in 1912, it was gradually transformed by city Parks Superintendents, particularly William Reader (who is locally famous for the Reader Rock Gardens), into a beautiful formal park in the late Victorian tradition.

The coordinates were taken at the cenotaph on the west end of the park.
Name: Central Memorial Park

Street Location: 11th Avenue and 4th Street Southwest

Local Municipality: Calgary

State/Province, etc.: Alberta

Country: Canada

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Many war monuments have been built here

Date Established: 1889

Picnic Facilities: Benches Only

Recreational Facilities:
Walking paths through floral gardens

Monuments/Statues: Calgary Cenotaph

Special Events: A significant Remembrance Day Service each year - November 11 at 11am

Traditional Geocaches:

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Not listed

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