Walter Mildenhall Park is a five hectare park located between Treadwell Street and Vogel Street, near the heart of Naenae Shopping Centre. The park is named after a prominent Naenae resident and former councillor. Mr Mildenhall was a life member of the Hutt Valley Indoor Bowls Association and carried out many civic duties; so it seems natural that a bowling club has operated at the park for many years.
- Naenae Bowling Club
- newly refurbished tennis courts
- a petanque terrain
- Naenae Avalon Badminton Club
- Naenae and Treadwell Street Community Halls
- computer Clubhouse and Menz Shed
- multi-purpose hard court with basketball hoops for public use
- two community halls available for booking
- billiards and snooker tables
- Public café, Chrissy’s Bistro
Anyone can use the tennis courts if they bring their own equipment.
About the bowls facility
This significant bowls complex is a main feature of the park. Four clubs have collaborated to be part of the Naenae Bowling Club facility: the Naenae and Park Avenue Bowling Clubs, the Naenae RSA and Park Avenue Petanque Club.
The bowls facility has a covered green that allows bowling to take place in the evening and in all weather as well as three outdoor greens.
It's a valuable resource for the Hutt region and lower North Island bowls community. Darts, billiards and snooker are also available at the bowls facility.
About the border fence
In early 2017 artist Joe McMenamin and Off The Wall Mural Crew created a 180m long mural along the fence that encapsulates the bowling facility. This magnificent colourful mural references local birds, words selected from a community consultation and the Nuku Tewhatewha building that is relevant to the Naenae area. On the stretch leading to the bowling facility you'll see hands and various bowls that reflect the use of the clubrooms. Visit the walkway from Treadwell to Vogel Streets to see this mural in full.
Where to find us
Walter Mildenhall Park is adjacent to the Naenae Pool complex. You can access the park via Vogel Street or Rata Street.
Our opening hours
Walter Mildenhall Park is open all day, every day, all year round.
Make a booking
Get in touch with us to make a booking.
Call the bowls centre: 04 567 5823
Contact the petanque club
Contact the badminton club
Contact the bowling club