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Maclean Park development plan draft concepts

Together we’re making a plan for the future of Maclean Park. In late 2016/early 2017 we heard from around 1500 of you about your Maclean Park story – what you use it for and what you hope to see in the future. We used your ideas to draft three concepts for a future Maclean Park.

From what we heard, we know that you want Maclean Park to be a place for everyone. You want it to be:

  • Destination | He Tauranga: a welcoming place that’s easy to find and navigate, and provides unique and interesting experiences
  • Play | Takaro: a place to play and recreate for multi-generational groups and individuals of all ages and abilities
  • Relax | Whakatā: a place to relax and meet friends; a place that supports wairua
  • Water | Te mauri o te Wai:a place where clean water can be seen, touched and interacted with
  • Movement | Pae te haere: a place that’s easy and enjoyable to move through and around
  • Ecology | Te Ao Tūroa: a place where the processes and systems of the natural environment are supported and enhanced

Using the ideas and stories you shared with us, we developed three different concepts which combine a range of possibilities for future long-term development. Below are the three concepts we put out for community feedback in May.

FAQ guide 

Portfolio book outlining the concepts and different areas.


 

Concept 1, 'The Parade' | Concept 2, 'Family Spaces' | Concept 3, 'Central Path'

Concept 1 | 'The Parade'

Marine Parade defines the edge of the park and connects the park to the shops. ‘The Parade’ concept mainly focuses on enhancing the park by improving Marine Parade.

The developments or changes that make up this concept are:

  1. Establish Marine Parade as a beachside promenade, improving crossing points with a raised crossing at Howell Road and a shared path along the edge of the park.
  2. Increase the park area and ease of movement for pedestrians by replacing the car park by the toilets with a recreation space, and moving these car parks to the street.
  3. Introduce safer water play by providing a small pond with filtered water and with water play activities around the edge (This involves changes to the existing pond).
  4. Lower the floor level of the kiosk to improve access and build a skate bowl alongside.
  5. Provide a proper half-court basketball area and a scooter park.
  6. Construct a new amenity block next to the playground that includes showers and toilets.
  7. Make the picnic areas bigger around the main play spaces.
  8. Introduce shaded/sheltered areas and barbecues throughout the park.experience at the end of Maclean Street
  9. Enhance the ‘lookout’ experience at the end of Maclean Street.
  10. Provide for Kāpiti Island visitors and bio-security checkpoint with a small hut next to the Boat Club.
  11. Improve planting around the Tikotu Stream.
  12. Link and increase the size of the parking areas at the southern end of the park and improve accessibility to this picnic area.

 

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Ballpark figures for Concept 1 look to be in the area of $7.6m with each different area (A, B, C and D) ranging between $690k to $3.9m. These figures haven’t been tested yet, and further detailed design would be needed to really understand what the long term development costs would be for Maclean Park.

 

Concept 2 | 'Family Spaces'

The Park is currently divided into a series of spaces that are used for specific purposes. The ‘Family Spaces’ concept strengthens the existing layout of the park by introducing features that define these main areas. This concept strengthens the Kāpiti Road intersection and Tikotu Stream area as the main park entrance, the centre of the park as the play area and ‘Fish ‘n’ Chip hill’ as the eating area and for relaxation.

The developments or changes that make up this concept are:

  1. Improve the Kāpiti Road entrance with a new Kāpiti Island departure point, designed to reflect the significance of this area for local Iwi including an estuary landscape on the banks of the Tikotu Stream.
  2. Improve the carpark beside the stream and provide a high quality coastal landscape which links to the new Kāpiti island departure point and beach via boardwalks.
  3. Provide a new entranceway and amenities block that includes showers, toilets and a pergola with barbecue facilities beside the playground.
  4. Build a splash-pad next to the playground to introduce safe and fun water play into the park. (This would replace the existing pond).
  5. Reposition the kiosk closer to Marine Parade.
  6. Extend the shared path through the whole park.
  7. Provide a proper half-court basketball area and a scooter park.
  8. Build a new sheltered, group picnic area on 'Fish 'n' Chip hill' with improved accessibility.
  9. Extend native dune planting at the southern end of the park.

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Ballpark figures for Concept 2 look to be in the area of $8.6m with each different area (A, B, C and D) ranging between $150k to $4.6m. These figures haven’t been tested yet, and further detailed design would be needed to really understand what the long term development costs would be for Maclean Park.

 

Concept 3 | 'Central Path'

This concept improves the destination focus for the park by linking the main attractions and the shops with a generous central path.

The developments or changes that make up this concept are:

  1. Build a new wide central path stretching from the top of Maclean Street to the Boat Club.
  2. Support a collaboratively developed visitor centre/Kāpiti Island gateway building on the site of the existing Boat Club.
  3. Create an interactive, all season, water plaza along the main path to provide water play as well as an opportunity for expressing the natural and cultural landscape of Maclean Park (this would replace the existing pond).
  4. Link the playground and water plaza with a long pergola and amenities block including showers, toilets and barbecue facilities.
  5. Provide an older persons playground.
  6. Provide a proper half-court basketball area and enhanced skate facilities in the main activity area.
  7. Remodel and increase the size of the main car parks to support surrounding activities and to improve the potential for small events and environmental enhancement.
  8. Develop a new terraced area and lookout at the top of Maclean Street to enhance the views out to Kāpiti Island and provide improved access and sheltered facilities for picnickers at ‘Fish ‘n’ Chip hill’
  9. Enhance the ‘lookout’ experience at the end of Maclean Street.

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Ballpark figures for Concept 3 look to be in the area of $28.7m ($19m of which is a Gateway building) with each different area (A, B, C and D) ranging between $100k to $19.2m. These figures haven’t been tested yet, and further detailed design would be needed to really understand what the long term development costs would be for Maclean Park.


 

Next steps

Now that we've heard from the community about the above concepts, we are drafting the Management Plan for the park, which will include the preferred development plan. In August we'll carry out formal consultation on this Management Plan.