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Te Awamutu War Memorial Park

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Location: Off Mangahoe and Mutu Streets.

Mutu Street Entrance

"Te Awamutu and District War Memorial Park, built in proud and grateful memory of those men who served this country in the 1939-1945 war."
- Inscribed on a plaque at the entrance to the park

The War Memorial Park is the largest and most popular park in town. Built around the Mangahoe Stream, the park includes a duck pond, fountain, playground, paved walks, open spaces for picnicking and events, and a "sunken cross" memorial feature.

The park lies within easy walking distance of the town centre. It is also part of the Pioneer Walk which includes Sculpture Park and the Rose Gardens.

The park was designed by H. G. Babbage and G. Gibbs, and opened by Sir Sidney Holland (Prime Minister of New Zealand) on the 4th December 1955.

Walkway into the park
Fountain & playground
The duckpond
This aerial shot was taken in 2003.
Mutu Street Entrance