Topic: Westlake Park

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Westlake Park was created after a gravel pit on this site closed

Westlake Park, 29 March 2015Westlake Park can be accessed from a range of streets - Westlake Drive, Wales Street, Arkwright Terrace, Chilwell Place, Brigham Drive, Marquess Avenue and Wigram Road.  There are two lakes in the park developed after the gravel pit on this site closed.   A wide range of birds can be sighted at the lakes, which have refuge islands on them for birds to roost and breed.  Westlake lies on the flyway between Lake Ellesmere and the estuary/ Te Ihutai and can occasionally be used as a stopping point for interesting species. Royal spoonbills have been spotted roosting on the islands in the Lake. Both lakes take about 15 minutes to walk around. They also have a healthy population of short-finned eels and possibly rudd and perch.

The park also provides fields for cricket, soccer and rugby, has play equipment for children and is the site of a number of community gatherings.

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Westlake Park


City:Christchurch