City of Regina Archives Photograph Collection, CORA-RPL-A-427
Title: Birds'-eye view of Victoria Park
Date: ca. 1905
Retrieval Number: CORA-RPL-A-427
Extent: : 1 B&W Print; 15.5 cm x 7 cm
Scope and Content Note: Victoria Park looking southeast. Bandshell & cricket pitch in foreground.
Access Restrictions: None
Photographer: Unknown
Parent fonds/collection: RPL Photograph Collection
Historical Note: There was one advantage to having an unlandscaped Victoria Park: it provided lots of room to play. In addition to the bandshell, Victoria Park featured a cricket pitch. It was also the home of the Regina Tennis Club, which later moved to a spot near the Albert Street Bridge before finding a home in Wascana Park . In 1915 Regina had nineteen tennis clubs! Nearly every church, business and club seemed to have a tennis club. The Regina Tennis Club folded in 1964, after being moved from their spot in Wascana Park to make room for building expansion. (The club moved temporarily to the Lakeview Par 3 Golf Course before its demise.)

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