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Walter Mildenhall Park is a five hectare park located between Treadwell Street and Vogel Street near the heart of the Naenae Shopping Centre. Situated directly behind the Naenae Pool, it offers a range of sporting and community fixtures.

The park is named after a prominent Naenae resident and former City Councillor. Four clubs have collaborated to be part of the Naenae Bowling Club facility: Naenae and Park Avenue Bowling Clubs, Naenae RSA, Park Avenue Petanque Club and Taita RSA.

This significant bowling facility features three outdoor greens and a unique covered green that allows bowling to take place in the evening and in all weather.

The club accepts social, student and club members and also offers darts, snooker and billiards to members.  An onsite café, Chrissy’s Bistro, is open and available to the public. The bowling facility’s community clubroom can be booked for social or community functions. Contact the manager of the facility at or call the centre at 04 567 5823 to make a booking.


Within the grounds you will find newly refurbished tennis courts, a petanque domain and the Naenae Avalon Badminton Club.  Anyone can use the tennis courts if they bring their own equipment. If you are interested in petanque email and for the Badminton club visit


Read the media release for the opening ceremony


  • Completed bowls roof

    Covered bowling green An interior view of the covered bowling green

  • bowls opening ceremony

    The opening ceremony Mayor Ray Wallace opens the centre

  • bowls roof outdoor

    The completed roof Bowls centre completed roof

  • Walter Mildenhall roof 23 May 2

    Roof addition, 23 May 2017 Walter Mildenhall Park roof addition, 23 May 2017

  • bowls clubroom in use

    The bowling clubrooms in use The completed community space

  • Walter Mildenhall chairs May

    Internal fitout at Walter Mildenhall clubrooms Internal fitout at Walter Mildenhall clubrooms

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    Walter Mildenhall Park Redevelopment Bowling club greens (left)

  • Walter Mildenhall Park Redevelopment

    Walter Mildenhall Park Redevelopment Bowling club greens (right)

  • Walter Mildenhall grounds May 2017

    View of the grounds April 2017

 Bowls Floor Plan thumb

Bowls floor plan (PDF 374 KB)