For the start of our podcasting venture on the Friends of Hailey Park Soundcloud channel, we are kicking off with the run up to National Sporting Heritage Day. Claude Hailey left us with the legacy of land that became Hailey Park. He wanted part of it to be a place for children's activities and other sports facilities. I think he would also be pleased that now, as are in a climate emergency, the park is leading the way in this area in increasing biodiversity.
If this offer is accepted, the only conditions we desire to make are that the Corporation shall set aside a certain portion of the land for the exclusive use of the children of the district, and that they shall also see that the park is properly kept up year by year.
My wife and I have lived in this neighbourhood for many years, and we would suggest that the land should be laid out with a bowling green, tennis courts, putting green, quoits, or other suitable forms of recreation which will be appreciated by the men and women of the district, but we shall be pleased to leave the decision in these matters to the wider experience of yourself and the Parks Committee.
Source of Information
Meeting of the Parks Open Spaces and Burial Board
Committee 18 September 1923 & Cardiff Parks & Other Open Spaces