With sanitation issues out of sight, council set about other uses for Alexandra Park where weeds abounded.
On June 20, 1903, 200 head of cattle were being temporarily depastured.
When 49 died, consumption of capeweed was blamed.
On April 5, 1906, James Steven, secretary of Albury Golf Club, offered council £15pa for playing rights if the stinkwort was eradicated.
The offer was withdrawn after negotiations broke down.
In 1908, council cleared 40 acres, planting a crop for hay which realised about £200.
The golf club again made an offer but council put that on hold.
The park was ploughed and leased for grazing and cropping through World War I.
In November 1919, the Aerial Transport Co sought landing rights.
In a first, flying from Sydney to Melbourne, NB Love, landed on the park on April 15,
In 1926, all land east of the railway was dedicated to council.
The park was then enclosed by North, Keene, Cadell, Short and a little of Guinea streets.
On the corner of Keene and Cadell was a 12-acre swamp and dam.
In August 1931, East Albury Golf Club formed using a course on Schubach between Mount and Vallambrosa streets.
In May 1933, the club relocated to Alexandra Park where a compact nine holes had been laid out.
In July 1937, work began to provide facilities for cricket, football, hockey, golf and tennis.
About 200 witnessed a football match, CYMS v Wangaratta, in June 1938.
With no amenities at the ground, competition football could not be played.
The first A grade cricket match on a new concrete wicket was played in October 1938.
This is the second in a series of posthumous articles by Joe Wooding