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
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 re-surfaced in 2016.
Adjacent public carpark (38 spaces), playground, boardwalk, toilets
Dog exercise area - No
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