Imagine a big, new park in your neighbourhood.

  • Open space to play, picnic, stroll, jog and take the kids
  • Restore the stream (currently a concrete-lined drain) improving habitat and water quality to the harbour
  • Plant thousands of native trees to bring birds back to the park
  • A new path connecting Mt Albert to the Northwestern Cycleway
  • Two new, desperately needed sports fields for local children
  • Space for a replacement swimming pool when needed

And improved golfing facilities too.

  • A new 9-hole course to meet the trend for shorter golf rounds
  • An all-weather driving range
  • Practice greens
  • Refreshed clubhouse

We’re excited about the plan because it means Chamberlain Park will provide wonderful spaces for all people to enjoy – especially those who live nearby.


Why change is needed.

  • Currently only golfers use Chamberlain Park but their numbers are declining, and the number of 18-hole games is dropping even further.
  • By opening up half the park, we gain roughly three Coyle Parks’ worth of open space for the thousands of families who live nearby.
  • It creates a new local park in an area with a growing population, provides playing fields and restores a kilometre of degraded stream.

Fact sheet.

  • Albert-Eden and Waitematā Local Boards have the least open space per person in NZ
  • Albert-Eden has a critical shortage of sports fields, forcing local clubs to limit new players.
  • Waitītiko-Meola Creek is polluted and needs riparian planting.
  • There are more than 30 golf courses in Auckland, most of which welcome casual players.
  • Casual golfers at Chamberlain Park are more likely to play 9 holes than 18 holes.
  • Significantly more people will be able to use the park.
  • The park will remain open space and not used for housing.
  • While some trees will be removed, thousands more will be planted to create a natural habitat for native wildlife.

We acknowledge the change from 18 holes to a new layout, driving range and practice greens will impact golfers. We would like to thank them for sharing this valuable land with local residents, so everyone can benefit.

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