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Creating a community-led physical activity space in Grey Lynn

​The Grey Lynn pump track is a great illustration of how local communities can lead the development of exciting new spaces for fun and exercise. The track encourages kids of all ages to be physically active and burn off energy while having fun and adventure with their friends.

 

What is now the pump track was previously a patch of grass in an inner city park. Local residents, led by parents Scott Kuegler and Paul Wacker, formed the Grey Lynn Pump Track Association, and set about transforming it.

Once the initial concept was developed, the association worked with a number of partners to turn the dream into reality. Sport Auckland was a very helpful partner. They played an important advocacy and influencing role and gave practical assistance in how to source funds.

The Waitematā Local Board strongly supported the proposal. They saw how it could link to the local Greenways Plan, and how it fitted into their approach of working with the community. Other funders and partners were encouraged to join in, providing donations of materials and time that led to the track being built.

This has been a truly collaborative process, with the local community, Sport Auckland, Auckland Council and others coming together to provide a great, well-used asset for the community.

One parent thanked everyone for making this a reality as their children and friends "absolutely love it."