Newtown park drainage and surface upgrades
During 2017, two upgrades are planned for Newtown Park to ensure a better performing playing surface.
Drainage of the main playing field inside the running track is being installed which includes removal of existing grass surface to 100mm, the installation of drains and importing 100mm of clean sand and re-grassing. Work starts from 7 August and will take around 6 weeks to complete – the field will be closed during this time and will stay closed until November or until the grass is established.
Some car parking, the grass area, and a section of the athletics running track will be fully fenced and closed for the contractors. For safety reasons, cars will not be able to access the carpark however, pedestrian access with be available. Portaloos will be provided to replace the public toilets which will be closed.
The surface of the running track is being reworked due to issues with the current surface. Work is planned to start from 4 December – and will take 21 days to complete. This upgrade is weather dependant so we have allowed 42 days for completion. See the park layout here: Newtown Park Layout (357KB PDF)
Martin Luckie Park fencing - now complete
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 has been 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. Gates have been installed around the perimeter for pedestrian access.
When the Phoenix are not training, the fields are available for public use.
See where pedestrians and vehicles can access the park: Martin Luckie Park fence and access points (318KB PDF)
Mt Albert Park new artificial hockey turf - now complete
The new artificial hockey field development has now been completed at the National Hockey Stadium in Berhampore.
The $2.9 million project includes a new playing field, LED flood and security lights, more car parks, a new playing shelter, new hanging rooms, landscape planting and fencing.
See the new design: Mt Albert Park proposed hockey turf (1.1MB PDF)
Terawhiti artificial sports field
Construction of a junior sized artificial sportsfield started in March 2017.
The field will be sited on the former Terawhiti bowling club lawns next to the Mud Cycles building in Karori.
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.
For more details, see: Terawhiti artificial turf layout (728KB PDF)