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Published February 18th 2017
Botanic beauty created and maintained with care
The Ada Ryan Gardens were created in the memory of Ada Ryan, who was the wife of Charles Ryan, the first chairman of the City Commission.The gardens are located between Cudmore and Watson Terraces, with lawns linking them to the Whyalla Foreshore.
Beautifully landscaped and planted, the Ada Ryan Gardens are among Whyalla's most popular recreational areas. Next to the gardens is a free tennis court, and the foreshore side boasts a children's play area with excellent equipment. Inside the gardens are public toilets and a number of cages currently housing birds. There are also free public barbecues.
While there is nothing morbid about the gardens, the City of Whyalla reports that they cover the site of Whyalla's first cemetery. However, the Broadbent Terrace cemetery was established in August 1918 and burials currently take place elsewhere.