Opposition is growing to the design of a national memorial to the Erebus disaster to be placed in a Parnell park - and it's understood lawyers have been consulted.

The memorial, called Te Paerangi Ataata - Sky Song, incorporates a stainless steel walkway projecting outward to the horizon.

It is to be placed on a lawn in Dove-Myer Robinson Park, also known as the Parnell Rose Gardens, overlooking Judges Bay, with work due to start next month.

But a Parnell family, who lost a loved one in the crash when an Air New Zealand flight collided with Mt Erebus in

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