Grasslees Reserve Upgrade

Grasslees Reserve, alongside Main Road in Tawa, is being redeveloped. The upgrade includes new paths and a bridge to better integrate the two halves of the park and improve access to the Porirua Stream.

Family at Grasslees Reserve.

Family at Grasslees Reserves

Planned work

This will include:

  • a new playground
  • a new basketball half-court
  • a new park entrances and paths
  • a new bridge connecting the two sides of the park
  • changes to the Luckie Street car park
  • two BBQ picnic areas
  • the dog-exercise area will be fenced along Main Road.

Disruption and temporary playground closure

While we carry out this work there will be major disruption to the park and this will affect the way you use it. We will aim to keep the Tawa Shared Path open during construction, but some areas of the park will be off limits at various times

Grasslees Reserve presentation plan.

Presentation plan showing the changes ahead


The playground will be closed from 6 January for up to 2 months. The nearest playground is at Duncan Street Reserve.

A number of trees will be removed. This will allow a new bridge to be built and so we can develop the BBQ / picnic area on the Main Road side of the park.


The redevelopment is funded through a $550,000 grant from the Charles Plimmer Bequest and $90,000 from other Council budgets.


Work is due to start on 6 January 2014 and scheduled for completion by the end of March 2014.