New Lynn Bowling Club
New Zealand's first covered outdoor Bowling Green!
Shade Systems have recently completed New Zealand’s first covered outdoor bowling green, located in New Lynn Auckland.
New Lynn Bowls Club got in contact with us hoping we could design and install a massive canopy which would cover their outdoor artificial green. The complete project involved removing the old grass green, laying new foundations, constructing the canopy then laying artificial turf underneath.
The fabric used on the canopy has excellent light transmission and no glare. Another feature of the fabric is the acoustics and noise reduction underneath – it greatly absorbs the sound of rain and voices/echoes too. We also used architectural facade fabric on 10 wall panels on the north-west corner. This was to break driving rain and wind. Lights were added to the rafters so bowls could be played at night.
Canopy helps generate more income
New Lynn Bowls Club are a great example to other sports clubs not only in New Zealand but worldwide, to prove what can be done to help generate more income for their association’s and incorporation’s. Meaning more members will join their club because covered outdoor facilities can be used year round, not just in the drier months. College Rifles Sports Club and Pukekohe Netball Centre have already proved this and since the canopy at New Lynn Bowls has been completed, their membership numbers have tripled! People from all over Auckland want to play there.