Coronation Park

Coronation Park was transformed from a donkey field to a swimming and boating lake in 1912 to celebrate the coronation of King George V.  The park has continued to grow and change over the last 100 years but remains a very popular place for locals and tourists alike.

In 2012 the park celebrated its centenary with a large community event culminating in a beautiful floating lantern display on the lake and a firework show.

A beautiful cafe, play area and skate park exist in place of the old tennis courts and putting green, all thanks to a Liveability Grant. The lake is now for boating only.  It is easy to park and visit this site which has given great attention to quality and detail, such as the little children’s mosaics laced into the walk ways.

The park is a wonderful community asset, if you would like get involved with events at the park then send us an email at and we will add you to the Friends of Coronation Park mailing list.