About the project
We are upgrading the northern (city) end of the much-loved and historic Myers Park.
By spring 2023, 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.
Construction work is only in a small area of the park, at the northern end. The park remains open to the public at all times.
The pedestrian stairs from Mayoral Drive and at the intersection of Queen Street and Mayoral Drive are closed for upgrades, as is the walkway under the Mayoral Drive overbridge. All other pedestrian entrances are open as usual.
There is no longer vehicle access between Greys Avenue and Myers Park.
2022 - 2023
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