Cornwall Park to change gate times for vehicle access
From September 30, the Cornwall Park gates at Myers Drive
and the Olive Grove will be closed until 9.30am on weekdays,
Michael Ayrton, the park’s Director, said today.
will mean there will be no through-access for vehicles
between Manukau Road and Greenlane West Road at these times.
“Our focus is on making sure the park can be enjoyed as
a place of recreation by all its users, and opening these
gates later will help support this at what is a popular time
of day with joggers and others.
“This follows successful
trialing of selected vehicle closures at the park over
recent years. We know this part of the park is used by many
motorists and we are taking steps to advise drivers
currently using this route so they can plan in
Cornwall Park has erected digital signs and
posters near the two entrances and undertaken advertising to
broadcast the changes so motorists can plan to use
surrounding arterial routes.
The park’s purpose, and
the reason it was gifted to Aucklanders, is for it to be a
place of recreation for everyone, and this is not consistent
with high volumes of often fast through-traffic, Mr Ayrton
Weekend and public holiday gate opening times will
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