About the project
We are upgrading the northern (city) end of the much-loved and historic Myers Park.
By the end of summer 2022/23, the underpass connecting the city to the park will be transformed from a carpark to a welcoming public space.
The underpass will feature artwork designed by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei artist Graham Tipene, through partnership with mana whenua, providing a beautiful new entranceway for the park. A new staircase will lead to Queen Street, and new seating, a timber boardwalk, lighting and native planting will make the park an inviting oasis in the city centre.
The Myers Park upgrade is part of a wider programme of work happening to revitalise the midtown area and ensure the heart of our city centre is a vibrant place people are drawn to, one that is uniquely Tāmaki Makaurau. This work is informed by the visionary City Centre Masterplan.
Downer New Zealand will be delivering this project on behalf of Auckland Council, having recently contributed to the complex Downtown Programme, which saw the transformation of Quay Street, new bus and ferry infrastructure and a new waterfront space called Te Wānanga.
While the construction means changes to some of the park’s access points, the park remains open for the public to enjoy throughout construction.
During the upgrade, Auckland Council is enabling a programme of free events and activations in the park check it out here - Out & About.
More about the artwork:
A large wind-driven kinetic artwork and an interactive sound and light environment will offer a sensory experience of the taniwha Horotiu – the protective guardian of the Wai O Horotiu stream and valley that flows beneath Myers Park.
To find out more about the artwork and the artists behind it, read our stories on Our Auckland.
2022 - 2023
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