The last attraction worth visiting along your southern walk on Marine Parade is Gilray Fountain. On top of a 12 foot slender column is a bronze female reaching towards the heavens. The statue symbolizes Napier’s rebirth after the 1931 earthquake. Spirit of Napier was created in 1971 by Frank Szirmay. The water fountain’s namesake is Dr. Thomas Gilray, the former Superintendent of Napier Hospital and the project’s benefactor. In 1994, a lovely garden was planted around the base.