About the path
Stroll or cycle around Potters Park, a great little urban park in Mt Eden with fun activities for all ages.
The shared path winds around the park, past the playground and splashpad, and small children's learn-to-ride cycle track.
The popular splashpad will be a highlight for children, so don't forget their togs and sunscreen. It's open from the first week in September to the first week in May (school holidays included), 9am to 9pm daily.
Potters Park is home to 'Boy Walking' (Ronnie van Hout, 2019), a 5.6-metre-high sculpture depicting a larger-than-life child strolling with purpose. 'Boy Walking' is easy to spot, towering above the streetscape of Dominion Road.
The open green spaces are perfect for playing and kicking a ball around. Challenge your friends and whanau to a game on the full basketball court or 3X3 court.
Look out for the small bronze sculpture 'The Sound of Rain' (John Radford, 2007) in the north-western corner of the park. The miniature villa stands on a bronze plate which represents a quarter acre section, and its small size as if you're looking down on a villa from one of Auckland's volcanos. It's part of a series of tiny houses that Radford has built, to record those that have been lost in the development of Auckland.
The land for Potters Park was donated by Frederick S Potter, a well-known Auckland philanthropist. He wanted the open space to be enjoyed by all, especially children. During the World War Two, covered trenches for use as air raid shelters were dug at Potters Park. As part of the war effort, council turned the park into gardens, growing beans, beetroot, lettuce and potatoes.
Potters Park is easily accessible on major bus routes including the Outer Link bus (via Balmoral and Dominion Roads). Public toilets are available in the park.