Turf on Earnslaw Park is getting an $87,000 upgrade after
heavy wear and tear by events including Winter Games NZ and
the Queenstown Winter Festival.
The comprehensive work from the town pier to Steamer Wharf is
believed to be the first upgrade of the park in the heart of
the resort in 20 years, Queenstown Lakes District Council
acting parks and commercial operations manager Paul Wilson
Operations general manager Ruth Stokes said the park had seen
a lot of activity in recent years and ''it's reached the
point where we need to replace rather than make running
repairs to the grass cover''.
Work will include digging out compacted soils and replacing
with better quality soil, then placing ready lawn on the top
for instant cover.
Earnslaw Park, including the grass in front of Pog Mahone's
Irish Pub and Prime Restaurant, will be closed for four to
''We expect the park to be available for public use by Labour
Weekend,'' Mrs Stokes said.