Each of the parks along the Cooks River have something a little different to offer in addition to the calming views of the river. Lees Park is loved by the residents of Canterbury, and the surrounds for its cute children's park, wide sports fields and the relative quiet compared to other parks of its kind along the Cooks River.
Lees Park's central feature is its sports field, but around the perimeter are other features that make the park worth a visit. There is a cute children's playground in one corner with a number of benches beside it allowing parents to sit comfortably while children play.
Hidden off to one side there is a nice space for lunch. There are a few picnic tables and two barbecues, both under attractive shady trees. This is perhaps the best feature of the park - and the least obvious - as this area is not on clear view from the popular river side walking paths.