Paths at two Hamilton parks will each be closed for one day this week so Hamilton City Council can carry out vegetation management work.
At Hammond Park in Hillcrest, a large tree has come down and blocked a popular walking path. Staff from the Council’s City Parks arborist crew will undertake work at the site tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 September). Members of the public are asked to stay clear of the site – near the Riverlea Rd end of the park ¬ – while the job is underway.
On Thursday (21 September), a short section of the path through Dillicar Park – on the northern side of Cobham Dr at the foot of Sillary St and near Hamilton Gardens – will be closed for vegetation management.
The Council’s arborist crew will be removing a stand of white poplars, which are considered an undesirable pest species. The poplars are being removed ahead of a planned path renewal, and to undertake the job a 20-tonne crane will be used.
The step section of the path between the bottom of Sillary St and the Waikato River will be closed for the day while the job is completed. Path users will need to detour either through Hamilton Gardens or via Jellicoe Dr, where there is an access alleyway to the river path.