Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Victoria Park Grandstand

Victoria Park in Adelaide's East Parklands has been used for horse racing since the 1840's. This grandstand was built in 1882 and was granted heritage listing in 1986.

A decision was made to cease racing here earlier this year. The Adelaide City Council intends redeveloping the site as a "people's park."

Last night the council approved the construction of a criterium track ( a short cycling racing circuit) in the park. The course, which will pass in front of the heritage grandstand, is expected to be completed in April next year.

1 comment:

Wayne said...

A classic building. Thankfully no one is talking about demolishing it.