Waipū Skatepark and activity zone
- Project typePark
- Project value$235,000
- Project scheduleExpected to be complete by Christmas 2021
- Contractor nameSteve Bowling Contracting
Waipū has been selected as the next community to receive a new skatepark. A review of the potential skatepark locations identified Waihoihoi River Park as the most suitable option.
Construction of the Waipū skatepark is scheduled for October to December 2021. The skatepark is scheduled to open prior to Christmas 2021.
The construction contract has been awarded to Steve Bowling Contracting for $234,685.81.
Some members of the local community have been campaigning for an activity zone in Waipū for over 20 years. These community members have formed the Waipū Activity Zone community group and have been working with Council.
RICH Landscapes, a skatepark specialist, was engaged to undertake the consultation and design.
Community consultation was undertaken to understand what type of skate features are desired in this location.
During the design period, some negative community feedback was received. In response, a survey of local residents' preferences was conducted.
Voting showed favour for the skatepark to go ahead. Out of 1043 votes, 852 were in favour and 159 were against (32 were invalid).
Waihoihoi River Park, Waipu 0510 View Map