Why you should go ice sculpture park in New Zealand
A new park in Wellington will bring life to the old and new.
The city has long had a thriving ice sculpture industry, with some of the most popular works in the city now under the purview of a new park.
Ice sculpture in Wellington has a rich history.
The town has seen a lot of development over the years, from the creation of a large park for children in the 1920s to the construction of the new Waihi Ice Museum in the 1970s.
But this year the city is also celebrating its 200th anniversary.
“This is the most important anniversary for Wellington,” Mayor Mark Stranzl said.
“The city is proud of its rich history of ice sculptures and we are delighted that this new park will honour the heritage of the past, as well as the future.”
Stranzl hopes the park will encourage more people to come to Wellington, and create a more vibrant local economy.
“It is also a great way to get the city moving again,” he said.
He says the park could be used as a training ground for other communities.
“We need to get our city back on its feet again, and we need to do it with a smile and a spirit of adventure,” he added.
The park will include three parks and six ice sculptures, and will open in 2019.