Dane John is a great spot for a stroll. We went there several times. The view from the top of the hill is beautiful! A previous reviewer said that the kids in the park were a negative aspect. I actually think it is part of its charm. Yes - they are playing soccer, taking up benches, etc. However, they weren't really bothering anybody and kept to themselves. They were quite respectful. They livened up the park. While in the park I actually sent a text to my 15 year old son (who was back home in the US) and told him that I was in a park that he would love as the kids were playing a pick up soccer/football game! We also saw a band playing and a charity event going on. It just seems to be a major center for Canterbury and well utilized. For history buffs... there is a little green door almost directly across from the pavillion on the wall side of the park. There is a plaque mounted near the door that indicates this is where extra ammo was stored during WWII. It was a bit of WWII history - for free! The park is free and I wouldn't miss it. At least go and check out the view from the mound.
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