Eden Park & Nixon Park

Eden Park

Eden Park was originally part of Cabbage Tree Swamp, with the road running as a causeway across it. A sports ground since 1900, Eden Park had been drained and was turned into two ovals by 1914.

The ground became the home of Auckland Cricket in 1910, it was the home of the Auckland Rugby Union by 1925 and the site of the 1950 British Empire Games. 

Over the years it has hosted numerous rugby internationals. It hosts the Blues Super 15 Rugby Team games and games for the Auckland provincial rugby teams. 

Eden Park was also the focal point of the 2011 Rugby World Cup and the place on which the sporting world focused its attention. 

Eden Park, Kingsland 1925

Eden Park, Kingsland - 1925

EDEN PARK EVENTS

See www.edenpark.co.nz

Click here for Event Advice - Eden Park Super Rugby Series 2017     
World Masters Games Opening Ceremony 21 April 2017

NIXON PARK 

Park address
11 Central Rd, Kingsland - pedestrian entry from Bond St and lower Central Rd

About the park
A medium sized park, with a sunny location and trees within the park that give it a pleasant feel. Limited use for those passively looking for something to do, but ideal for recreational purposes. Caters for skateboarding, basketball, volleyball, rugby, touch rugby and lacrosse; training lights for use on dark winter nights.  Sports fields were re-surfaced in 2016. 

Facilities
Adjacent public carpark (38 spaces), playground, boardwalk, toilets

Dog exercise area
No

Sports
Basketball court, sports fields, volleyball court, skate park

Nixon Skatepark is seen as an additional recreational facility for local youth and is designed to meet the needs of 6 to 13-year-old skaters of intermediate ability. Opened May 2012, the skatepark was designed in consultation with children from Kowhai Intermediate School. 

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Nixon Skatepark, Kingsland - 2012