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11) What is remembered in our park?

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  1. 11) What is remembered in our park?
  2. What to look for in your park and what to ask
  3. Activities during your visit
  4. Activities in school
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What is remembered in our park?

1) Background information

Since parks were public places, they were often used to commemorate people and events – local or national. Parks often had large spaces for people to gather and remember, as well as places to be alone for private contemplation. Consequently, several war memorials can be found in parks.

Parks were also used to commemorate the area’s past or its main industries, which further strengthened links with the community.

Examples of commemorative features in public parks can be found in the memorials folder. These include statues, fountains, memorials, plaques, buildings and special gardens.