Central Park, Preston ON, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Treknschmidt
N 43° 23.797 W 080° 21.565
17T E 551875 N 4805059
Quick Description: Central Park a small greenspace located within Preston Towne Centre. Home to the Preston Legion Cenotaph, a splashpad and two gazebos.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 4/7/2011 6:53:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMB5FN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
This park was officially opened as part of the town of
Preston's incorporation day on September 30, 1899. Taking
part in those ceremonies were reeve Otto Homuth,
members of council, as well as South Waterloo M.P.P.
George A. Clare. A metal fountain dedicated to the
memory of Dr. W.B. Duck, a prominent physician and town
supporter, stood near the Argyle-Duke Street corner
and a large gazebo once graced the park opposite the
church. The gazebo was once a venue for concerts by
the famous Preston Silver Band.

Sitting adjacent to the commercial businesses on King
Street, the old Preston School and the old Farmer's
Market. Central Park was a focal point within the
Preston community. As you view the park now many of
the trees shading it were saplings when it was
first opened. A new pavilion was installed in 1978 in
memory of a much loved resident, Jack Harris.

The Preston Cenotaph, honouring Preston residents
killed in the service of their country, was dedicated on
November 8, 1926 in a ceremony involving Ontario Lt. Gov.
Henry Cockshutt. The names of Preston' soldiers killed
in the second world war were added in 1949.

This plaque was erected by the Preston Towne Centre
Business Improvement Association and the City of
Cambridge, with the assistance of Heritage Cambridge,
in honour of the town's centennial anniversary.
Name: Central Park, Preston ON, Canada

Street Location: 615 King St.

Local Municipality: Cambridge

State/Province, etc.: Ontario

Country: Canada

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Established: September 30, 1899

Picnic Facilities: Gazebo

Recreational Facilities:
Preston Legion Cenotaph, a tot's spraypad, summer concert's in the park at the Gazebo and summer Market on Argyle Street.


Traditional Geocaches:
Ode to Otto - GC1P7TW


Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

Monuments/Statues: Not listed

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

Fountains: Not listed

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

Special Events: Not listed

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