Palmerston North's favourite park is Victoria Esplanade. Situated along the Manawatu River, the 26-hectare public garden has many features worth visiting. There’s the Dugald MacKenzie Rose Gardens, world-famous for housing approximately 5000 roses. It's even won the World Federation of Rose Societies' Garden of Excellence award. The kids will love the region's largest playground set in native bushland and the paddling pool during summer. Or you can hop aboard the railway that has been providing family fun since 1969.
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