Mount Albert Memorial Hall and Rocket Park (751-773 New North Road)

Mount Albert History Walk

Mount Albert Memorial Hall and Rocket Park (751-773 New North Road)

Auckland, Auckland 0622, New Zealand

Created By: Auckland Council


After the Second World War, the people of Mount Albert fundraised with bottle drives, raffles, and cake stalls, which, together with central government funding, produced a plan for a war memorial in 1957. The Borough Council proposed a war memorial fountain, but the Mayoress, Clarice Anderson, opposed this and campaigned for a more useful structure. The money was then spent on the hall that is there today, with its “futuristic” roof. In 1967, the Lions Club constructed a children’s playground in the park, which matched the style of the hall and gave the area its popular name: Rocket Park.

Walk around the Memorial Hall and continue down the wide path to New North Road. Cross New North Road at the crosswalk.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Mount Albert History Walk


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