Waipu skatepark

  • Project typePark
  • Project value$235,000
  • Project scheduleOpen for public
  • Contractor nameSteve Bowling Contracting
  • Completion Date14 December 2021
Waipu Skatepark opening

Waipu skatepark is now open for public. A review of potential locations identified Waihoihoi River Park as the most suitable option. The Waihoihoi River Park in central Waipu is within easy walking distance of town, has public toilets nearby, good public visibility and parking.

Construction began in October 2021 and was completed in December 2021. The construction contract was awarded to Steve Bowling Contracting for $234,685.81.

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.

RICH Landscapes, a skatepark specialist, was engaged to undertake the consultation and design.

Remedial works

Remedial ground works around ramps was undertaken in June 2022. Below drawing shows markup of areas for remediation of ramps and surrounding areas.

Waipu Skatepark - Remedial work markup(PDF, 1MB)

Community feedback

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

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