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what is happening at cornwall park during the Covid-19 lockdown?

New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 2 — further information can be found here. As you know, the most important action right now is for you to play it safe, but if you visit the park, please be aware of the following guidelines active during Alert Level 2.

Park Map - Alert Level 2

Keep your distance from others


Social distancing is crucial to stop the spread of Covid-19. While you are passing through the park, please keep at least 2 metres between you and any other people. Please keep to the left if you are walking while if you are running please be mindful to pass with 2 metres of space, and if you are cycling please keep to the roads where possible and be mindful of your speed. Please observe New Zealand Government recommended practices of sneezing or coughing into your elbow, not touching your face and washing your hands for at least 20 seconds as soon as you get home.

Gatherings


Gatherings of more than 100 people are strictly prohibited as per New Zealand Government Alert Level 2 guidelines as well as Cornwall Park throughout the year. Should you wish to gather with more than 30 people please complete our application form. Please be kind and respectful of those around you and adhere to this.

Our gates and entrances


Our Green Lane West gate is open (7am) for vehicle access and our Kenneth Myers Drive Gate is open (9:30am weekdays and 7am weekends and public holidays) for parking down to the car park next to the Auckland Archery Club, however all other vehicle gates remain closed. The south side of the park including Twin Oaks Drive will remain closed to vehicles to give staff the opportunity to undertake necessary maintenance. Pūriri Drive will also remain closed to vehicles while Vector install new streetlights but Pōhutukawa Drive, off Green Lane West will be open for vehicle access to the main body of the park.

See map here for access details.

We have opened as many pedestrian gates and entrances as possible so you do not have to open these with your hands. If a gate is still closed, this is to ensure the safety of our livestock and other park users. Alternatively try using an alternative entrance to the park where the gate is open or there is no gate. Sometimes there can be a number of people entering the park at once — our heritage pedestrian entrances are narrow, so please wait your turn and keep 2m away from other visitors.

Motor vehicles


Cornwall Park is now accessible to motor vehicles during Alert Level 2 but only through our main gate on Green Lane West (7am) and our Kenneth Myers Drive gate (9:30am weekdays and 7am weekends and public holidays). Some roads and gates remain closed and there is no thoroughfare in the park. See the map here for details of closed roads and available parking areas. Disabled parking is available in the car parks and near our eateries.

Dogs


As always within Cornwall Park, please ensure your dog is on a leash at all times. This is a year-round condition of entry to the park due to livestock and public safety.

Our facilities


Facilities including barbecues and drinking fountains remain closed however our fitness keep and park benches are now available for use. Please keep a 2m distance when using the fitness keep and follow the guidelines outlined by the Ministry of Health regarding hygiene practices.

Our toilets


All toilet facilities are now open, with regular cleaning in place.

Our farm


Please remember we have livestock onsite. Please return any gates that are closed to a closed position and be mindful to stay clear of the livestock on your walk as much as possible.

Parking


Limited parking is available within the park. Please see this map for details. A reminder that with limited parking we suggest using alternative transport to the park and carpooling where safe to do so. Parking is also available at the ASB Showgrounds.

Huia Lodge and Acacia Cottage


Our Huia Lodge team will be back in Huia Lodge from Monday 18 May everyday between 10am and 4pm. Should you require help please knock on the front door or call (09) 630 8485. Access to Huia Lodge is limited and on an appointment-only basis. Acacia Cottage remains closed. You can also email us at info@cornwallpark.co.nz for any enquiries and keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram for regular updates.

Our eateries


The Cornwall Park Cafe, and Creamery are open and the Bistro will reopen on the 21st of May. Visit www.cornwallparkeateries.com for days and opening hours and for any updates.

Your safety


Please be practical and sensible while in the park and play it safe. We cannot stress enough how important it is for you to stay at least 2 metres away from other people at all times. Measure out at home how long 2 metres is so you have some reference when you get to the park. We have security onsite each day, but should you have any concerns please log them with the Police 105 reporting system.

Be kind


This is a time to be kind and considerate to those around you. We are lucky the park is open and with everyone’s co-operation we can keep it that way.