Story: City parks and green spaces

Pukekura Park ashtray

Pukekura Park ashtray

Pukekura Park in New Plymouth has long been one of New Zealand’s best-known green spaces. It features on this ashtray, produced by Royal Grafton of England in the 1950s. When the park was created in 1875 it was largely treeless, but replanting has resulted in an attractive tree-filled space overlooked by Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont).

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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