We are also installing additional amenities at key locations along the new path, including new barbeques and upgraded picnicking and seating areas, as well as a new playground near Te Ngaio Reserve.
This small playground will complement the Te Ngaio Reserve playground on the other side of Marine Parade, with play equipment designed for younger children (under 10).
The playground will sit within the existing grassed area, and will be low in height so it blends in with the dunes. Design elements, to be developed with Ngāi Tūkairangi and Ngāti Kuku, will reflect the rich cultural history of this area.
Next to the playground we will be installing a new electric barbeque, a picnic table and seating.
Te Ngaio Playground Concept (2mb pdf)
What you told us
We asked the community for their views on initial concepts for the proposed path between December 2021 and February 2022. These concepts were prepared working alongside hapū representatives to ensure the cultural integrity of the surrounding area is acknowledged and respected. This area forms part of the long and rich history of Tauranga Moana, so we want to make sure this is given the mana it deserves.
Thanks for your feedback - we received over 370 submissions on the proposal.
Safety, accessibility, connectivity and maintaining the integrity of the sand dunes and ecology were among some of the key themes that came through in the feedback.
Read more about the feedback we received in the resources section on this page.