Bell Park

Bell Park is being enhanced by Hutt City Council to create an appealing community space that can accommodate a growing and changing population.

A Request for Quotes (RFQ) was completed at the end of 2023.

The RFQ was seeking design, and construction of improvements to Bell Park in line with what we heard in community engagement on the project. The main focus of the development will be pathways connecting the three accessways to Bell Park, making it accessible in all weathers and a much more appealing space. The intention is to retain as much green space as possible to enable other recreational activities. The intention is to ensure the improvements are low-cost in terms of ongoing maintenance and upkeep, in line with our current approach to managing assets.

Council Mana Whenua representatives have been engaged with and will contribute a cultural narrative to the project. Council staff are working through an ongoing engagement plan with Mana Whenua and will continue to provide space for feedback throughout the project. Officers are also talking to other interested stakeholders including Ignite Sport who are also based at Bell Park.

What's the latest?

After the completion of a successful tender process, PCL Contracting has been appointed to deliver the works to enhance and improve Bell Park Reserve. Full site works are predicted to commence on 26 March 2024, contingent on weather and is subject to change.

During the improvements, access to Bell Park via Douglas Street and Riverside Drive will be closed off to the public. These entry points will be included in the improvement works. There will be no access to the field during this time. Access to Ignite Sport facilities and artificial turf will remain open via Bell Road.

A Cultural Narrative has been gifted from Mana Whenua for Bell Park. This narrative is currently being interpreted into visual amenity by Mana Whenua artists.

Works are due to be completed by beginning of May 2024.

Bell Park Concept

This image is a concept plan of what the finished works intend to look like

Contact Us

Sukhraj Singh Sandhu (Parks Officer):