Sports Field Upgrades

Martin Luckie Park, Mt Albert Park and Terawhiti Artificial sports fields are being upgraded during the summer.

Martin Luckie Park fencing

From early 2017, two of the three full-sized playing fields will become the training grounds for the Wellington Phoenix. The public will not be able to use the park during the Phoenix training times but there are other areas in the park that the community can use during this time.

A permanent 2.4m wire mesh fence will be installed around part of the fields to manage ball control and to ensure that the investment made in upgrading the fields is protected. The new fence will follow the path of the temporary fencing that was put up in January during earlier field renovations. Two gates to be installed around the perimeter for pedestrian access.

When the Phoenix are not training, the fields will be available for public use. Access to the park will be restricted while the fence is being built. The work is due to start next month.

Mt Albert Park new artificial hockey turf

Construction begins in November 2016 on a new artificial hockey turf just north of the National Hockey Stadium, and is expected to finish March 2107.

The new artificial hockey turf will complement the two existing artificial surfaces at the Hockey Stadium. The development will cost three million dollars, and a substantial part of the funding is being provided by The Wellington Region Hockey Stadium Trust.

Construction is not expected to disrupt residents, however there will be a number of truck movements in the area. A traffic management plan will be in place to minimise disruption to the neighbourhood.

Terawhiti artificial sports field

Construction of a junior sized artificial sportsfield is due to start March 2017.

The field will be sited on the former Terawhiti bowling club lawns next to the Mud Cycles building.

Work will include an artificial all weather surface, training lights, formed car parking, fencing and footpath.

The work is planned to be completed early July 2017 but is dependent on weather.

For safety reasons access through the area will be restricted while the works are carried out.

Terawhiti artificial turf layout (728KB PDF)