Otaraua drainage aims to improve surface for 2018 season
Work will kick off on Monday 29 January to carry out essential drainage work at Otaraua Park, to help sports teams make the most of the fields going forward.
Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says this is work will benefit a range of sports clubs, supporters and community groups.
“Last year we had limited fields available due to significant flooding and a lot of wet weather. This work on the main field will improve the surface, increase the number of hours that the fields are available, and hopefully relieve some of the pressure on field availability in Kāpiti.”
“It’s a start and won’t fix the problem entirely, so we need people to keep in mind that there will be days where there’s just too much water for play to go ahead, on this field and others around the district.”
Council has contracted Mexted Performance Sports Surfaces, sports field drainage specialists, to carry out the work which will take approximately three weeks. The work will coincide with Greater Wellington Regional Council work at Jim Cooke Park in Waikanae to get those fields ready for the season. Loaders will be crossing the Waikanae River at times to move materials between the two sites, and workers will be on site to help keep everyone safe.
The other Otaraua Park fields will still be available for pre-season training while this work is carried out.
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