Spruce up on the way for Maclean Park facilities block
The Kāpiti Coast District Council will carry out a minor refresh of the existing Maclean Park facilities block this autumn, replacing the existing toilets and basins, as well as installing new flooring.
The refresh will serve as an interim step ahead of the full refurbishment that’s planned for these facilities in the future as part of the Maclean Park long term redevelopment.
Parks and Recreation Manager, Alison Law, says the work will provide a much needed mini makeover for the facilities in this popular park.
“We’ve heard loud and clear from the community that these facilities need a spruce up. Once this minor refresh is complete you’ll notice new flooring, new toilets and basins. At this stage we’re focusing on the inside of the toilets, where improvements are most needed, but we’ll also be adding a coat of paint to smarten up the exterior.”
“While this work won’t cover adding more toilets, or repair work on the outside of the block, as part of the long term Maclean Park development we’re looking to build a larger amenity block with showers and toilets in the future. That money’s not available yet so we’re carrying out these improvements in the meantime.
“The full refurbishment of the amenity block is currently scheduled for 2032. The park’s redevelopment is long term and has been staged over an extended time period because a limited amount of funding has been set aside as part of the 2018-38 Long Term Plan, and we’ve had to make some calls on prioritisation. Other stages of development are happening first, as they’ll help to create a more usable park for all users.”
The minor refresh will happen alongside the other improvements currently taking place in the park, which includes expanding and landscaping the new grass area to fill in the remainder of the pond, adding outdoor furniture and covered BBQ’s to the new space, starting work on a central path through the park, and upgrading and relocating the basketball court.
The work’s expected to be carried out in May and take around four weeks to complete. The Council will make sure toilet facilities continue to be available for park-goers during this time.