All-weather play is now possible at Crum Park in Titirangi, thanks to new surfaces that have been installed on both the sports field and tennis courts. In addition, a new dual-purpose court caters for basketball and futsal.
The new artificial turf will be used for training and games by sports clubs, and the two tennis courts have new surfaces that will last longer and are more resistant to cracking and peeling. When not in use by sports clubs, the sports fields will be open to the public and free to use on a first-come, first-served basis.
Like the basketball and futsal courts, the tennis courts are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Our children and young people need to be active every day, which is why having access to a community recreational facility is so important,” says Whau Local Board Chair Catherine Farmer.
The Crum Park works, which cost $1.8 million, are part of Auckland Council’s region-wide programme to increase sports field capacity to meet at least 80 per cent of the projected demand in all areas by 2022.