One of the stories from the 2013 project: Who were they? People who shaped Victor Harbor and for whom our parks and reserves are named.
This reserve was named after Jack Roads, a painter and decorator, who lived in the house opposite. He played cricket and football for Encounter Bay and was a keen golfer.
Jack was married to Verna and they had two sons, John and Kym. He died 24 August 1978 and is buried in the Victor Harbor Cemetery.