She said closure of the path, from Honeysuckle Ramble, would be detrimental to the many residents who walked to the sports facilities.
Mrs Strange was particularly concerned about the safety of her 13-year-old son and 16-year-old exchange student, who regularly attend the hockey stadium and gymnasium.
‘Now they have to either walk through bush or right around to the carpark,’ she said.
Mrs Strange was particularly concerned because her son was the victim of an unsettling incident recently.
‘He was walking on Honeysuckle Ramble at 7.30am and a car pulled up behind him,’ she said.
‘There was a woman driving and the male passenger told my son to get in the car and they would drive him to school.’
The incident was reported to police.
Halls Head Community College principal Graham Butler said one of the paths had been closed to allow for stage two building works to start at the school.
‘The public will still have access to the facility through the main recreation centre carpark,’ he said.
‘I regret any inconvenience to local residents who used this path as a shortcut.’