Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Wellington park set for refresh

Wellington’s Glover Park will be getting a refresh as work continues on the city’s Swan Lane and Garrett Street precinct upgrade.

Work has started in the area located between Ghuznee Street and Garrett Street, beginning with the south-western corner of the park.

The rest of Glover Park is expected to be fully completed by December 2022, Wellington City Council said in a statement.

The upgrades at Glover Park have been initiated as part of a renewal programme across Wellington Parks.

Council says it will mean less future maintenance and include:  

  • Complete resurfacing through the centre of the park to increase accessibility and safety. 
  • Replacing the tiered tiles with a more stable plastered surface. 
  • Installing new brighter lighting at the Ghuznee Street entrance to the park. 
  • Installing new benches. 
  • New rubbish bins. 
  • Maintenance on the sculpture in the middle of the park ‘Everything is for the best in the best possible words.’ 
Sculpture in Glover Park.

John Filmore Construction Ltd will be carrying out these works.

Throughout the Glover Park upgrade, pedestrian access between Ghuznee Street and Garrett Street will continue where possible, Council said. 

Upgrades to the park were last carried out in 2006.

Glover park with sculpture in the background.

Glover Park is named after Lewis Glover, a retired trades union secretary, who left a bequest the Council for the purpose of ‘a park to be established within the vicinity of the city to be used for recreation purposes’. Lewis Glover died in January 1964, and Glover Park was opened in 1971.  

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