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Some members of the local community have been campaigning for an activity zone in Waipu for over 20 years. These community members have formed the Waipu Activity Zone community group and have been working with Council.
The Waihoihoi River Park in central Waipu is within easy walking distance of town, has public toilets nearby, good public visibility and parking.
We are now working with the community on the construction of a basketball half court. It is funded and led by the community.
A wheelchair swing is being installed in the coming months too. It is partially funded by Children with Disabilities Northland. The equipment is coming from Playco.
Waipu Activity Zone plan(PDF, 307KB)
A new skatepark and children’s playground has been completed as part of the Waipu Activity Zone work.
RICH Landscapes, a skatepark specialist, was engaged to undertake the consultation and design of the Activity Zone. Construction began in October 2021 and was completed in December 2021. The construction contract was awarded to Steve Bowling Contracting for $234,685.81.
Waihoihoi River Park, Waipu 0510 View Map
Waihoihoi River Park ,