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Originally a metal pit for New Zealand Railways, this land was purchased by the City Council in 1940 for a park. The eastern end was developed into a cycle track, sports arena and skating rink between 1951 – 1954. In 1954 the park was renamed Memorial Park when a memorial dedicated to those who died in the two World Wars, was unveiled. By 1975 the parks facilities included a cycling rack, skating rink, children’s swimming pool and a play area in a garden setting.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2011P_P130_006095
Title
Memorial Park swimming pool
Relation
Public Photograph Collection P 130
Held In
Coolstore

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Place
Palmerston North
Date
1950

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Palmerston North City Library

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