Recreation hub for Te Awamutu

Recreation hub for Te AwamutuWork will soon be underway on the exciting new recreation hub for the Te Awamutu community.

Update - September 2017​

We have now finalised plans for the Te Awamutu playground and bike skills park. Construction is scheduled to begin next month and all going well it will all be up and running by Christmas. We can’t wait!

After releasing the initial plans, concerns were expressed about the effect the bike skills park would have on the rose gardens. We took this in to account and adjusted the final plans so they will:

  • Maintain most of the semi-circular shape of the gardens.
  • Keep three more rose beds as they are.
  • Increase the overall rose bed area by nine square meters.

We are also working with the Te Awamutu Rose Trust to create brand new rose beds around town in Anzac Green, Victoria Park and next to the museum. Keep an eye out for the new roses. 

Plans, September 2017:​

Plans for Te Awamutu playground

Artist's impression of play area, September 2017:​​​

Plans for Te Awamutu playground


Update - August 2017

This new destination playground is something we are really looking forward to. The play space will be built near Selwyn Park and along the Mangaohoi Stream, and we hope it will become a central place the community can enjoy together. Initial plans were released for consultation​ in August 2016 which resulted in encouraging feedback from the public.

Council will be doing a lot of work over the coming months to transform the space in to a grass terraced area with seating and picnic areas. The current playground will be getting a refresh and there will be lots of new features too. 

Some features of the new play space will include:

  • a water play area
  • a slide area
  • new playground equipment
  • a new fenced under-5 play area
  • a bike skills area (detailed plans for this aspect are still being finalised).

Plans, August 2017:​Plans for Te Awamutu playground

Artist's impression, August 2017:​Plans for Te Awamutu playground

Te Awamutu Rose Gardens

Got questions about the replanting of the Te Awamutu Rose Gardens? Read more info here: Te Awamutu Rose Gardens Q&A​.

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