13 May 2016
Work has started on upgrades to several entrances to Pukekura Park.
Improvements have already begun on the Victoria Road/Shortland Street entrance, and it will be followed by work on six other entrances in coming weeks. The project – which includes installing new gates and information signs plus other upgrades – will help standardise the presentation of the park to visitors.
“Currently some entrances have wooden farm gates, some have white swing gates, one has a turnstile and one has a zig-zag entrance, so this work will bring all the entrances up to the same standard of presentation and accessibility,” says Curator Pukekura Park Chris Connolly.
“A few of the entrances have grass or dirt accessways that will be paved, some will have bollards installed and a couple will have landscaping done in the immediate area.
“The signs will include a map of the park and a pointer to where the person is, to help them orientate themselves.”
Work starts next week on entrances off Upjohn Street and Coronation Avenue (near Highlands Intermediate), and two off Somerset Street. The last to be upgraded are on Gilbert and Rogan streets, which will be finished by the end of June.
Access through these entrances may be restricted for short periods of time while the work is under way.