The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur has, albeit backhandedly, declared City Hill is not a park.
It’s in the context of complaints that a patch of land near, but not part of, Glebe Park is being turned into a car park.
She had this to say:
“Glebe Park is our only real city Park and we should keep it intact.
Which is odd because when your RiotACT editor takes his lunch on City Hill, on one of the many park benches, he most certainly feels like he’s in a park.
Wikipedia thinks it’s a park.
But while we’re on the subject… Commonwealth Park in all its vast glory is separated from Civic by, wait for it, a short foot bridge!
Doesn’t count as a city park?
Don’t get me wrong, I love Glebe Park.
But considering they knocked down half the historic glebe to build a casino it seems odd to be getting emotional about a patch that isn’t actually part of the park, and claiming it’s the only city park when in fact Civic has a huge other park on prominent high ground.