A new feature which was established in 2018 at Kingston Park was a labyrinth with white rocks at the centre.
Situated on the bottom field, closest to the Huon Highway roundabout, the labyrinth’s pattern is based on the Chartres Cathedral’s sacred and classical labyrinth, which were placed on cathedral floors as a substitute for pilgrimage paths.
These paths were developed as an aid to spiritual balance, alleviating burdens and worries as people travelled within it so they could leave lighter and ready to face life’s challenges.
The labyrinth is two kilometres in length and takes staff of the Kingborough Council four hours to mow and maintain.
It was a surprise to residents of the Kingborough community when somebody mowed the first labyrinth flat.
It appears workers have been reassigned to the project, marking out the area once again and mowing the pattern into the grass.
A process which is again using council’s resources and ratepayer’s money to establish for a second time has many in the community asking what happened and why.
The Kingborough Council was asked about the labyrinth being mowed down and reinstated and replied with this statement.
“It will eventually be replaced but will remain there for a few more years and so will be maintained for use during this time by the Kingston Park project.
“Unfortunately, the labyrinth was severely damaged by the May floods last year and the area was subsequently mown as part of cleaning up this general area and making it more accessible for the public.
“It has been appreciated by many members of the community and if it continues to be popular then maybe something similar could be installed somewhere else in the longer term.”
Pictured: The labyrinth is marked out by Kingborough Council workers and reestablished after being mowed over last year.