Trentham Memorial Park

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Trentham Memorial Park
Cricket game being played at Trentham Memorial Park, Mar 2011.jpg
Cricketers at Trentham Memorial Park
Type Sport and recreational park
Location Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Coordinates 41°07′55″S 175°01′44″E / 41.132°S 175.029°E / -41.132; 175.029Coordinates: 41°07′55″S 175°01′44″E / 41.132°S 175.029°E / -41.132; 175.029
Area 48 ha (120 acres)
Created 1950
Operated by Upper Hutt City Council

Trentham Memorial Park is a large park and a major sport and recreation ground in Trentham, a suburb of Upper Hutt, in the Wellington region of New Zealand.

The park was purchased by the Upper Hutt Council from the Barton family (descendants of Richard Barton) in the 1950s as Upper Hutt's Second World War memorial and covers an area of 48 hectares (120 acres). [1][2] It is described by the local council as an attractive setting for sports, carnivals, picnics, playgrounds and bush walks, and lies between Fergusson Drive and the Hutt River.

There is a range of sporting pursuits available in the park including rugby, football, cricket, harriers and an axeman’s club.

The park includes:

  • Barton's Bush – a native forest reserve
  • Domain Bush - a smaller native forest remnant
  • Walking tracks
  • Barton Oval – a formal cricket oval
  • Indoor and outdoor cricket nets
Trentham Memorial Park looking across Barton Oval
  • Sports grounds for cricket and rugby
  • Clubrooms
  • Children's playground
  • Car park
  • Open space to hold concerts, carnivals and public displays, (such as fireworks and car shows)