Improved Newtown Park begins with Opening of T&F Season

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Newtown Park Athletics stadium is all set to go for the new summer season.

This Saturday sees  the opening day of track & field. The stadium has been improved with  an impressive cleaning of the track surface which was a fortnight long job by the cleaner. As a result of the FIFA Women’s World Cup the stadium new feature is the floodlighting from four large towers which will enable improved twilight meetings and training in winter hours. Other advances are new  refurbished Change rooms, First Aid room and technical office painting. The stadium has a number of high profile meetings beginning with the Agency Group 10000 metres festival including the Athletics NZ Championships on 18 November. 


Please take note of use times for athletics from now through to end of March 2024.
Access via the swipe fob is required outside the Athletics Wellington reserved booking times.

Please all users DO NOT JAM OPEN the Access gate with cones, bags, or any other items as these damages the security system, requires the alarms to be re-set. NOTE: Council can track users by swipe use to see last person before jamming open

Athletics Wellington reserved booking times the access will be open. These generally are,

  • Weekdays 4.00pm to 7.00pm
    • 00pm to 9.00pm on AW Twilight Meetings
  • Saturdays 8.00am to 7.00pm – for most of the weeks each of these Saturdays within the Athletics Wellington booking the following have priority use.
    • 9.00am – 10.30am – Wellington Harrier Athletic Club Juniors use  
    • 10.30am – 11.30am – AWD /Special Olympics Athletics programme  use
    • 1.00pm through to 5.00pm – AW Track & Field Meetings generally  used on these days
  • Sundays 9.00am to 7.00pm
    • Sunday’s UNAVAILABLE for general use between 9.00am and 4.00pm are the Sunday with AWJC Interclub meets.
      • Sun 5 Nov, Sun 3 Dec, Sun 17 Dec, Sun 11 Feb and Sun 25 Feb
      • Sun 3 Mar and Sun 10 Mar for AWJC Junior Championships
      • Sun 29 Jan – Peter Jack Throwers meet
    • Sunday UNAVAILABLE due to collaboration with Football Bookings access Restricted between 10.00am and 6.00pm
      • Sun 28 October – Wellington United – National League
      • Sunday 12 November – Phoenix Women – A League

Further restricted Use days due to Special events

  • Saturday 18 November – The Agency Group 10000 metres including NZ Championships
  • Friday 2 February –Team Ledger Harcourts Capital Classic
  • Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February – AW Track & Field Championships
  • Monday 11 Sunday 17 March – Athletics NZ National Track & Field Championships

Safety at Newtown Park

  • Athletics and coaches should use the track cooperatively including all athletes running in the dame direction. Recovery / Warm down and Walk backs generally should not be on track .
  • Distance running – Inside lanes left for circular training.
  • Sprint/drills and hurdles outside lane son from & back straight
  • Jumping areas always to be shared by all users. Please re-shape the sandpit as you use the sand.
  • Throwing to be complete for Shot on shell/grit areas only at all times and Long throws only with safety nets and safety signs in use and be mindful of all other users