Have your say on the “wild side” of Karori Park

13 November 2015

This week, a draft development plan has opened for consultation that will guide the future management and development of the “wild side” of Karori park over the next 10 years.

Child riding a bike, and a man walking a dog, in Karori Park.

The plan suggests four core upgrades to the back of the park including a new beginner mountain bike trail for children, novice mountain bikers and walkers, a shared one-way track to and from Karori Saddle linked to the new trail, improvements to the dog exercise area including a new loop trail and new signage for the back side of the park.

Wellington City Council is keen to hear from the community and gather opinions and feedback on the proposed improvements.

“Karori Park is one of our most heavily used parks for both formal and informal recreation,” says Natural Environment Portfolio leader, Councillor Helene Ritchie.

“These improvements will further advance the facilities within the park. We are keen to get peoples feedback on the proposal for the back of the park,” she says.

Community, Sport and Recreation Committee Chair Paul Eagle says that the 10-year plan for Karori Park is an important investment for residents and mountain bikers.

“Wellingtonians are an active bunch, whether it is walking their dog or pushing the limits mountain biking. This proposal reinforces our commitment to make Wellington a great place to work and play,” he says.

Find out more information and give your feedback on the Karori Park development: The Wild Side of Karori Park

Feedback closes Wednesday 9 December.