Story: City parks and green spaces

Children playing in Masterton Park

Children playing in Masterton Park

Playgrounds with play equipment began to appear in the early 20th century, and became an important, well-used feature of parks throughout the country. This playground in Masterton Park (later Queen Elizabeth Park) was popular with the local children on a fine day in 1922.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
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Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'City parks and green spaces - Early parks in smaller centres', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010