Kulim Park is a beautiful north facing park at the edge of the harbour in Otūmoetai. It is treasured by the local community. We are planning some changes to make the park even better, including a new playground, new parking layout and shared pathway.
Functioning as a neighbourhood reserve the park hosts: a playground, public toilets, an undersized basketball half court, a petanque court, an active ageing gym, large pohutukawa trees and access to the harbour’s edge shared pathway. It is adjacent to a sandy beach area and a small boat ramp.
The park has wonderful views across the harbour to Rangiwaea, Matakana Island and Mauao. It is relatively flat except for an artificial mound adjoining the existing play area.
Kulim Park: final design
Thanks to everyone who attended our community event on Saturday, 28 November and to those who gave feedback on the playground design. We received feedback from 115 people.
Summary of feedback report (2.7mb pdf)
Your feedback has helped shape the final design below.
- Construction work will start in August 2021
- It will be staged, so some of the park will always be open.
- Work will be completed in November /early December 2021when the park will be fully open to the public.
Through the upgrade, we want to:
- reinstate coastal edge and beaches
- resolve/improve drainage issues
- connect shared paths
- manage vehicle access
- connect to the harbour
- protect vegetation
- create safe places to play
- connect people to the history of the area
- reflect cultural values of mana whenua.
Kulim Park final design, including the playground (2.1mb pdf)
Key changes to the park include:
- a 3m shared pedestrian/cycle path starting from Harbour Drive, along the foreshore and connecting with the current concrete shared path near Beach Road
- a series of interconnecting paths throughout the park
- a shortened road with 40 car parks, four mobility spaces and two freedom camping spaces
- the western area of the park will become an open green space for everyone to enjoy
- the old playground will be replaced with a new, all-abilities play area
- new cultural elements throughout the park
- two accessible picnic tables, located near each BBQ
- a new accessible drinking fountain with integrated dog drinking bowl
- eight bike stands, located in specific locations throughout the park
- additional shade trees
- thirteen new seats primarily located under shade trees throughout the park
- a chip-sealed over-flow carpark by the Yacht Club Building with 11 formal parking stalls with additional capacity for boat trailers and larger vehicles
- over 700m2 of new garden areas with new trees
- new and refurbished planted stormwater swales
- removal of two existing palms and one pohutakawa tree that are unhealthy specimens
There will be no changes to:
- the active ageing gym
- the BBQs
- the green slide
- the toilet block.
- the seawall
- petanque court
Previous consultation - what you told us
Last Reviewed: 21/06/2021