About the project
Myers Park is a valuable pedestrian connection between the Karangahape Road precinct and the central city, it is a place of historical significance, and provides an important open, green space for local residents and children.
The upgrade to the Myers Park Underpass (the Mayoral Drive/Queen Street entrance) will provide an iconic front door for Myers Park. The upgrade will also improve access and safety, encouraging more people to enjoy the city’s vibrant green park and use it as an alternative walking route to and from the city centre.
The upgrade includes a mana whenua artwork in the Mayoral Drive bridge underpass, being designed by Graham Tipene and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei artists.
This artwork evokes and celebrates Horotiu, the protective kaitiaki (guardian) of the Wai o Horotiu stream and valley, speaking to the unique mana whenua relationship, cultural heritage and history of this place.
A new stormwater system and improved lighting will also be part of the upgrade.
2022 - 2023