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Alice Johnson papa rēhia me Gordon Spratt whenua rāhui

Alice Johnson Oval and Gordon Spratt Reserve

Alice Johnson Oval features a cricket oval. Gordon Spratt Reserve features facilities for athletics, football, league, tennis, netball, baseball, bowls, rugby and touch rugby. It’s also a popular destination for cycling and walking and has a skate park and pump track.

Active Reserves Master Plan

As a growing city, we’re dedicated to improving the capacity and quality of the city-wide network of venues for sports, recreation, and events to benefit community wellbeing.

We’ve embarked upon a programme of work which considers multiple opportunities for community sport, recreation, events and high-performance training across Tauranga’s network of active reserves. As part of the process, we’ve developed the Active Reserves Master Plan to help guide short, medium and long-term investments by Council. Read more about the Active Reserves Master Plan below.

Active Reserves Master Plan

Address: 80 Alice Lane, Papamoa
Opening hours: 6am to 10pm in summer and 7am to 9.30pm in winter


Type Detail
Changing rooms There are 2 sets of changing rooms located on the reserve, one set within the community centre and the others within the rear changing block. Keys required to gain access to the rear changing rooms can be arranged with the Parks Booking Coordinator, the changing rooms within the Community Centre are open daily. All of the changing rooms need keys and these can be arrange with the Parks Booking Coordinator. The rear changing rooms are unlocked on a weekend though.
Floodlights The floodlights are operated via text control, to arrange access to the floodlights please discuss this with the Parks Booking Coordinator. 
Irrigation All of the fields on the reserve are irrigated with city water supply so availability can be affected during periods of water restriction. Please discuss with the Parks Booking Coordinator for further details.
Parking There are two large car parks on Gordon Spratt Reserve, they are accessed from Alice Way which is off Parton Road. There is also additional grass over flow parking available on site, if you require access to this for your booking please contact the Parks Booking Coordinator.
Toilets Change rooms open weekends only from 7am to 9pm
Sports centre toilets open daily from 7am to 9pm (8pm winter) 
Rear public toilets are also unlocked daily
Skatepark The Gordon Spratt Reserve skatepark includes a range of quarter pipe and street style features such as a manual pad, a street hip, a euro gap, A-frame ramp, stairs, ledges and rails. The skatepark’s footprint has increased by around 300sq/m to an overall size of approximately 900sq/m. Lighting has also been installed to enable use of the park when night falls.

Sports field layout

Gordon Spratt Reserve - summer layout (223kb pdf) Gordon Spratt Reserve - winter layout (298kb pdf)

Club contacts

Pāpāmoa Football Club Inc

Pāpāmoa Bulldogs Rugby League Club

Pāpāmoa Rugby Club 

Touch Pāpāmoa

Bay Venues

Pāpāmoa Bowling Club

Pāpāmoa Tennis Club

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