The Mahurangi Community Sport and Recreation Collective celebration will kick off at 4.30pm with a range of activities, followed by hockey and rugby matches from 6pm onwards.
Auckland Council and the sports collective have been developing the showgrounds facility for more than two years, with a vision of turning it into a multisport complex for all community sporting clubs.
The new experimental LED floodlighting was due to be installed and running by the end of May last year, but was delayed when the current transformer needed to be upgraded and a neighbouring landowner objected to the modification of cables crossing their property.
The necessary work is now virtually complete, however, and Council and the sports collective want to celebrate the new facility.
The Big Turn On will host activities from sports including hockey, equestrian, rugby, football netball, karate, and bike and skate.
Entry to the event is free and food and drink will be available from the rugby clubrooms.
The sports collective is currently helping the Mahu Bike and Skate group complete its concept plans for a bike track and skate park at the showgrounds, and is advertising for experienced people to help form a committee to oversee future development.
The group is also looking for people to help run The Big Turn On event itself.
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