Memorial Park

Memorial Park, Hamilton: Address, Memorial Park Reviews: 4.5/5

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Nigel S
Lightwater, UK5,231 contributions
Couldn't believe how much was here
Feb 2020
This park is definitely worth a visit. It contains multi aspects of several different campaigns. A very moving and enjoyable experience.
Written 28 March 2020
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Robtane
Stockholm, Sweden871 contributions
Stop, pause, contemplate- Lest we forget
Jan 2020 • Solo
I was driving down Memorial Drive in a rush to catch up with a friend I hadn’t see for over 40 years when I realized I was passing the memorial. So I stopped parked and enter the grounds. It is a peaceful place with lovely grassed areas and plaques remembering the fallen - those who have their lives to enable me to have mine. Time to stop, pause and thank those men and women who sacrificed for us/me.
Written 18 January 2020
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Jasmine S
Hamilton, New Zealand109 contributions
War memorial worth a visit
Jun 2019
Set amongst mature trees beside the river this is a beautiful site. A variety of memorials there from both World Wars, and the recent addition of the warhorse statue is lifelike and detailed
Written 15 August 2019
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Phil R
Hamilton, New Zealand115 contributions
Anzac Dat Remberence
Apr 2018 • Family
A haunting place during Dawn Service onAnzac day when the helicopters are flying through the mist. Nice enough any other day tpp.
Written 21 January 2019
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John K
Knaresborough, UK1,505 contributions
Tranquil
Oct 2018 • Couples
Memorial to the brave servicemen and women of 2 world wars. Lovely gardens to stroll around and look at the spitfire or just sit and relax.
Written 28 October 2018
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santo t
Auckland, New Zealand7,410 contributions
Memories of the past on this nice park
May 2018 • Couples
Memories of the two world wars and reflected in this nice park with Memorial Obelisk in the middle, and remembrance and tribute display walls. At strategic location, at the east river bank of Waikato, this park is next to Parana Park, the Potter Children's Garden, and in the path of Waikato River Walk to Hamilton Garden. Several in real size memorabilia displayed here, the Spitfire fighter, Artillery Gun, also the anchor of decommissioned HMS Waikato, and on the river side the preserved Rangariri ship, a horse statue add the tone to this park. Nice place to stroll with memories of the past.
Written 26 May 2018
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SLRobinsonNZ
Whanganui, New Zealand627 contributions
Lovely place for a stroll
Mar 2018 • Solo
I love this park. It is a very pleasant park to stroll through with the dog and there are lots of photo opportunities here. You can walk beside the river, admire the flowers, take photos of the monuments, admire the statue of the horse and remember those who fought during the world wars.
Written 30 April 2018
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Katieclem46
Hamilton, New Zealand657 contributions
Pleasant park
Apr 2018 • Family
Often overlooked, this park was dedicated to New Zealand soldiers killed abroad. A simple cenotaph has stood here for many years, but recent years have seen other installations, including a small garden memorial to Ieper (Ypres), and the newest one being the wonderful War Horse. A long overdue tribute to the thousands of horses shipped overseas in World War One. There is also a pretty well kept garden, and walkways connect to the children’s playground close by. There is much of interest in the area, with mature trees, tree ferns and easy walking paths down to the river.
Written 29 April 2018
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Marg T
Waikato Region, New Zealand96 contributions
Memorial to our Soldiers
Apr 2017
Memorial Park is a very special place, especially on ANZAC Day (25 April) when thousands gather to remember those who gave their lives in past wars. The Dawn Parade is very moving and special.
Written 17 March 2018
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Dorsetbruce
Poole, UK4,824 contributions
Hidden gem
Nov 2017 • Solo
Many people visit Hamilton without even knowing this place exists. The garden areas are very well-kempt and it is a lovely place to sit and relax by the river. It is a memorial to those who died during the World Wars and there is a two-thirds size replica of a Spitfire in the middle of the park. Alongside the river is a memorial to the first settlers with an interesting storyboard explaining about Teresa Vowless who jumped off the boat as it neared the landing point and swam ashore to be the first white woman ashore in Hamilton when the tradition was the honour would be bestowed by the Captain’s wife. There is also the rusting remains of the Rangiriri boat. For some peace and quiet away from the noise and traffic this is the place to go.
Written 14 December 2017
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