Waipu skatepark and activity zone

  • Project typePark
  • Project value$235,000
  • Project scheduleExpected to be complete by Christmas 2021
  • Contractor nameSteve Bowling Contracting
Waipū skatepark

Waipu is on-track to get a skate-park in time for Christmas. A review of potential locations identified Waihoihoi River Park as the most suitable option, and construction began in October 2021. 

The construction contract is being fulfilled by 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 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).

Location

Waihoihoi River Park, Waipu 0510  View Map

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