On 1st July 2011, Recreational Services began working with Tauranga City council after winning the contract to look after the city’s sports parks. This was Recreational Services first contract in the Bay of Plenty which provided a fresh start for the company in the area. Since then further contracts have been added at Papamoa College for garden, grass maintenance and sports field maintenance, Bay Park Stadium sports field maintenance and most recently the cities tracks and walkways contract to go with the many one off jobs that have also been completed along the way.
Tauranga is a growing and vibrant city with a population of over 117,000 people. The population of Tauranga has almost doubled in the last 20 years and by 2033 it is expected to reach 163,000. The city covers an area of 13,440 hectares. The landscape is dominated by the volcanic cone of Mauao (Mount Maunganui), the harbour, long white beaches and the Kaimai mountain ranges to the west. Tauranga extends from Bethlehem in the north where there are significant new developments, to the new growth areas of Pyes Pa and Ohauiti in the west and east to Papamoa and the large scale residential sites currently being constructed and built.
Our team of 11 are responsible for the care and maintenance of the councils gardens, surrounds and sports fields in the Tauranga, Mount Manuganui and Papamoa areas along with track maintenance and repairs from McLaren Falls and then spreading right through the whole city network. This also includes Kopurererua Valley and the iconic Mauao. With one of the best climates in the country and a beautiful coastline to match it is no surprise that this area is experiencing rapid growth. With this growth more pressure is put on sports field usage and Recreational Service will work with the Council to manage these challenges.
Services We Provide:
Sports Parks' Maintenance
Management and maintenance of 14 sports parks. Day-to-day work includes, mowing and edging, line marking, garden maintenance, litter collection, irrigation management and maintenance, sports field renovations and more.
Tracks and Walkways Maintenance
Management and maintenance of 72 council tracks and walkways sites including track re- surfacing, handyman/repair work to steps and basic structures, and maintaining the track envelope which includes pruning, cutting, spraying and trimming all vegetation where needed.
Bay Park Stadium sports fields
Management and maintenance of the stadium pitch which includes surface renewal work after the New Zealand Jet Boats event. The field is then grown in for ITM cup rugby to be played. The training pitch is maintained as a Couch field in summer and transitioned to a Rye grass pitch for the rugby season.
Papamoa College Maintenance
Management and maintenance of the schools gardens, surrounds and sports field areas. Sports field renovations are also carried out in Spring and Autumn on the couch grass surfaces.