John Doggett Park

Quarry and Lochner Street

Signage adjacent to the park states . . .

In 1814 this was the site of a large limestone quarry.

By the end of the nineteenth century, it was known as ‘Baker’s Pond’ and became a dumping ground.

In May 1954 the park was established and named to honour John Daniel Doggett, who lived nearby and believed thst municipal playgrounds were essential for the physical and mental well-being of the young.”

 

From The Star Newspaper

 

The Mercury – January 16th 2016

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The Mercury – January 17th 2016

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One Response to John Doggett Park

  1. Matt says:

    Fond memories of the skateboard bowl. My two best friends from my childhood lived in the house next door to it (41 Lochner Street) at around the time it was first built and I lived just around the corner. Have great memories of riding our BMX’s to all hours of the day and night and it was, although a pretty working-class sort of area, safe for us kids to play. It looked like a bit of a ghetto with the graffiti on it though.

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