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Lovely place for a stroll

I love this park. It is a very pleasant park to stroll through with the dog and there are lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Whanganui, New Zealand
Pleasant park

Often overlooked, this park was dedicated to New Zealand soldiers killed abroad. A simple cenotaph... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Memorial Drive | Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

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,...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 1 May 2018

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...More

Thank SLRobinsonNZ
Reviewed 29 April 2018

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....More

Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 18 March 2018

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.

Thank Maggie24nz
Reviewed 15 December 2017

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...More

Thank Dorsetbruce
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Each year my two sons come here and help with the No 7 Hamilton squadron ATC (Air training corps) to install the red poppies to get ready for Anzac day each year. They also do the march from town to this most beautiful park next...More

Thank karina f
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Lovely gardens, the ANZAC Service is held here every year on ANZAC Day 25th April at 6am for the early birds. Well looked after, great place to go for a walk, close to town for a great coffee after the walk!

Thank Sheree S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Memorial Park is a really lovely park, situated right on the river. There's free parking on the road outside, and easily accessible paths throughout.

Thank Rosemary804
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Free parking right outside on Memorial Dr. and wheelchair accessible paths. You'll see an aircraft on display and memorials to the war dead. Around ANZAC day the place is adorned with poppies and crosses and wreaths etc. There is also access down to the river....More

Thank Found_Lost_Key
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Went to the Anzac Civic Service in memorial park. Great asset to the community, fantastic to see it being well used.

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