The transformation of Forrest Hill’s Greville Reserve into an exciting hub for recreational activities is nearing completion.
Younger residents can enjoy new bike-riding, skateboarding and all-weather soccer and rugby facilities. These are in addition to the reserve’s existing basketball and playground facilities.
The newly installed artificial turf for soccer and rugby will allow for year-round usage, while a new mini ramp and quarter pipe extends the skate park and makes it usable by BMX and scooter riders also.
In addition, a fun ‘learn-to-ride’ map for children has been painted on the concrete reservoir. Walking and cycling paths to and within the reserve have been improved, along with new park signage and planting.
The final phase of works includes improvements to the existing car park and building a new toilet and changing room facility in summer.
Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair Joseph Bergin says feedback on the improvements has been overwhelmingly positive. “We’ve received really positive feedback from area residents,” he says.
“Projects like these make living in our area fun. They also provide new and exciting ways to get active and stay active, and that’s important.”
Greville Reserve is on the corner of East Coast Road and Forrest Hill Road, Forrest Hill.