This consultation closed on 2 September 2018, with 895 items of feedback received from the public.
The general response was in support of a mix of formal and informal sport and recreation activities.
The key themes included:
- a desire for informal recreation space - in particular, there is strong support for walking and jogging trails, biking trails, horse trekking, an off-leash dog park as well as opportunities for general fitness, including obstacle courses and play spaces
- capitalising on the park's existing rural setting and uses
- community involvement in the development of the park, including participating in ecological restoration and tree planting.
Design principles and vision
At its December 2018 meeting the Rodney Local Board endorsed establishing a destination park for a range of active and passive recreational pursuits, for all the community.
The development of Green Road Reserve will create:
- a multi-use space without conflict between formal and passive recreation uses
- a spatial framework for the park, underpinned by natural patterns and processes, including vegetation, waterway and ecological features.
We will work with the natural topography of the site to minimise earthworks and keep the vast openness of the park as a feature, so people can enjoy the space and value its rural setting.
The development will provide strong linkages with Green Road and the surrounding growth areas.
We will ensure the park functions at various levels as:
- a destination
- a local neighbourhood park
- a venue for civic park functions.