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Bruce Pulman Park is a world-class Sport and Recreation Park in Papakura, south Auckland.        Our facilities are geared towards community excellence at all levels.  The Park is the home of state of the art facilities, including a purpose-built gymnastics and trampoline facility, a multi-purpose indoor Arena, outdoor netball courts, sand-based and grass fields, cricket ovals, and a multi-use Teamsports building whilst also offers upscale sports team and group accommodation.  


In the late 1980’s the Papakura District Council originally purchased the Park land.  In a unique structure, the Trust has leased the park from the Council to provide the improvements and amenities.  The Trust’s philosophy is that everyone in the community irrespective of age, gender, physical ability or nationality can use the facilities and services provided, for recreation, leisure or sporting pursuits.

The Trust will continue to build the best facilities that we can whether they be buildings such as the Netball Centre, Pulman Recreation Centre (formerly Gymsport & Recreation Centre), Team Sports Facility, sporting grounds such as the Cricket Ovals or walkways through a scented garden for the blind.  The Park will also always be maintained to a high standard and utilised fully.   The Trust is looking forward to the future of our community and the Park is an investment for future generations of the Papakura and Counties Manukau region.

The Trust is very conscious of the economic demographics of people who live in this region.  The Bruce Pulman Park Trust has been set up specifically to maintain and manage the park on a self-funding basis.  The Park also operates as a Resource Centre for the many “minor activities and sports” throughout the region who may have fields or playing areas but no clubrooms, computers or administration back up to effectively organise and run their particular activities or train their volunteers.

We have had many events, large and small at the Park over the years including the World Masters Games (Basketball, Touch & Cycling), Relay for Life, the Circus, Papakura Fun Run and many regional, national and international sports competitions.   We look forward to hosting many more exciting community events and sports tournaments.

Find out more about what we have Around the Park.​​​​​​​


Find out more about what we have planned

​​​​​​​Find out more about our activities around the Park by reading our latest annual report.


  • John Slater - Board Chair
  • Gary Troup 
  • Mark Pulman
  • Amit Prasad
  • Dianne Lasenby
  • Katheren Leitner


  • Bruce Pulman – Strategic Leadership Advisor
  • Mohamed Monsaur - CEO
  • Mark Delay - Manager, Facilities & Grounds
  • Nicole Terrill - Manager, Head of Operations
  • Colleen Hewitt - Manager, Events & Sales
  • Laura Fourie - Manager, Pulman Lodge
  • Tas Evans - Manager, Pulman Recreation Centre
  • Alan Peters - Manager, Operations Arena & Venues


Things never stand still on the Park, the Trust is always looking at future projects and what can be done to improve the Park and provide for the local Community.

The latest project was the High-Performance Throws Centre in partnership with Athletics NZ.

Find out what other projects are being planned for the Park in the future.

Bruce Pulman Park Concept Plan

At Bruce Pulman Park we are not just about organised sport, we are so much more.  We are embarking on a number of exciting community projects and we invite the local community to be part of these projects.  Find out more on our Community Projects page.