I attended a recent open day at Chamberlain Park Golf Course.
This event was put on by the Albert-Eden Local Board to gauge people’s feelings on what changes they would like to see at Chamberlain Park.
We stuck yellow dots on the pictures of what activities and features we would like to see.
Even children were allowed to stick on their yellow dots.
This open day was hastily put together and not widely advertised. My immediate neighbours did not know about it.
Chamberlain Park is a beautiful, well used public golf course.
When I visit other green spaces around Auckland, such as Cornwall Park, Western Springs and the Regional Parks, I give thanks to our forward thinking forefathers.
I want to see Chamberlain Park remain an 18 hole golf course with more of an emphasis put on children’s and learners’ golf.
I also understand that within the course there is an area where walkers and joggers could safely exercise.
Mt Albert is still in the midst of huge motorway earthworks.
We have already lost our share of established trees and green space.
I want to see Chamberlain Park remain as it is.
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