Local board adopts name for Scott Point park

Publish Date : 15 Mar 2023
Local Board adopts name for Scott Point park
Almost 17,000 cubic metres of topsoil has been screened and will be spread across the park. Photo courtesy of HEB Construction Ltd.

Te Kori Scott Point is the official name for Scott Point Sustainable Sports Park adopted by  Upper Harbour Local Board in February.

Park name

Te Kori has been gifted by Te Kawerau ā Maki with support from Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara, iwi who are the park’s project partners.

Kori refers to play, movement, wriggling and moving into action which reflects the cultural and historical character of the park. The name epitomises the ‘physical movement’ of a sports park and the ‘forward thinking movement’ of sustainability.

Chair Anna Atkinson says the local board is incredibly honoured to receive the name, Te Kori.

“For such a long time, we have talked about the project as the Scott Point Sustainable Sports Park, which is quite a mouthful.

“So, it’s exciting to finally name the park and great timing with the first stage of the project expected to be completed later this year.

“Te Kori embraces the character of the park and it’s here that sport, recreation, relaxation and conservation activities will take place. We are very privileged to be gifted the name which is something we will look after and treasure.

“When the park opens, sports teams and visitors will travel from all over Auckland to Scott Point. We recognise that and want to include the park’s location in the name. We hope that everyone will embrace the name - Te Kori Scott Point.”

Joshua Carder Drive

Joshua Carder Drive

Park progress

Work on the first stage of the park is progressing well, with roads and shared paths being installed, two sportsfields and a baseball diamond taking shape, and rain gardens moving forward.

Chair Anna Atkinson is pleased with the progress.

“It's great to see the number of facilities that will be available for all different sports coming along, and it is also pleasing to see that the park passed the stormwater test in the recent extreme weather events.

“It truly reflects the new name and purpose of what will be a fantastic park when finished.”

During the stormy weather, temporary stormwater ponds managed the water flowing across the site. Moving forward, rain gardens next to the road and carpark will help capture stormwater run-off and remove pollutants.

The gardens are under construction and the first stage of planting will take place during winter. Thirty pohutukawa trees relocated from a central city development will also be planted.

A dotterel is on the building site. Photo courtesy of HEB Construction Ltd.

A dotterel is on the building site. Photo courtesy of HEB Construction Ltd.

Helping hand

Mother Nature got another helping hand with contractors protecting a dotterel nest lying out in the open so the dotterels could safely raise their three chicks on the building site.

Many site materials are being salvaged and repurposed either in the park or off-site, such as the crushed recycled concrete base for the shared path that connects the park to Squadron Drive.

Foundations for the lighting of the first two sportsfields is complete, and drainage and irrigation installed. Retaining walls have been built behind the baseball diamond area and almost 17,000 cubic metres of topsoil screened and is being spread across the park.

Work on the project’s first stage consists of extensions to Craig’s Way and Joshua Carder Drive (excluding the northern roundabout), two sportsfields, a baseball diamond, shared path along the southern park boundary, the carpark, toilet and changing facilities and some landscape planting.

Project updates

For information about the project and updates, visit the council website.

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