Tauranga City Council has been working with the Mount Maunganui Pump Track Society on a community led project to build a neighbourhood pump track at Arataki Park.
The pump track will add another valuable community facility to this popular park.
A community led project
The Mount Maunganui Pump Track Society first approached council to create the pump track in 2018 and council agreed to allow for and support this facility at Arataki Park.
Council also allocated seed funding as part of the 2019/20 Annual Plan. Since this time, the Mount Maunganui Pump Track Society have raised the majority of funds through grants awarded by charitable organisations, primarily TECT: Tauranga & Western BOP Community Funding and Lottery Grants. The Mount Maunganui Pump Track Society will lead the construction of the pump track
For project updates from the Mount Maunganui Pump Track Society see their Facebook page.
Mount Maunganui Pump Track Society facebook page
Location and design
The Arataki pump track will be located within the park on the corner of Grenada Street and Kaimanawa Street and will occupy the strip of land adjoining Grenada Street. It will not impact on the existing sporting activities.
Arataki Pump Track location map
This pump track design, will feature easy, intermediate and advanced loops to provide for all ages and abilities
Arataki Pump track design (838kb pdf)
Timeline for construction
March: Construction will begin and is expected to take around three months.
- Phase one: ground preparation
- Phase two: shaping and drainage
- Phase three: laying the asphalt surface
- Phase four: restoring the site and landscaping
June 2020: Approximate project completion
Once complete, the pump track will be vested to Tauranga City Council to own and maintain.
This site will be irrigated from a bore (to suppress dust from the construction) and will not use water from Tauranga’s treated water supply.