Parks and Spaces | Ngā Papa Tūmatanui
What do you think our needs are for our public spaces?
What's your take on how we look after our parks and spaces and inject our culture?
• plans for parks, playgrounds, gardens, trees
• future of TairāwhitiNavigations Project, slipway, bridge, inner harbour
• Titirangi future plans and summit development, observatory
Our district has one of the highest rates of parks per capita in the country, and many are not used to full capacity.
Our reserve area totals about 960 hectares. Around two thirds of parks and community property assets are in the city with the rest spread throughout the district, roughly in proportion to population.
A recent survey showed a strong user preference for facilities located near their homes. Providing a better connected parks and open spaces network is an ongoing challenge. Some proposed actions for investing in parks and open spaces into the future include:
• improve capacity for water related activities, events, a play trail, walk and cycleways and links to the Navigations project around Midway Beach to Churchill Park
• improve facilities in Waikanae to Gladstone Road area.
• general facilities at Waikirikiri Park with focus on field sports and basketball activities, destination water play space, walk and cycleways
• develop Anzac Park as a water craft sports hub including boat storage and access
• activate the wharves at Hicks Bay, Tokomaru Bay and Tolaga Bay.
• invest in parks in town centres to enhance community and environment values
Read about the Tairāwhiti Navigations programme
Follow the link to our What's the Future Tairāwhiti website and see the ideas