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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 development. The eastern end was developed into a cycle track, sports arena and skating rink between 1951 – 1954. Mitchell Excavators were contracted to do the concrete and forming work of the cycle track. In 1954 the park was renamed Memorial Park when a memorial dedicated to those who died in the two World Wars, was unveiled.

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2010P_IMCA-DigitalMaster_3587
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Construction of Fitzroy Park cycle track
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Palmerston North
Date
1951 to 1954

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Palmerston North City Library

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