open spaces and sport

Parks, Open Spaces and Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy

Whanganui District Council is currently developing strategies to inform how we deliver our district’s parks, open spaces and sport facilities to ensure all residents have access to quality indoor and outdoor places to live healthy and active lifestyles. We would like to hear from you.

The Council manages more than 122 various types of parks and open spaces on behalf of our community, from neighbourhood parks such as Te Mana Park, to active parks like Peat Park to premier parks like Queen’s Park.

This strategy will consider how we manage our parks and open spaces and build on Whanganui’s sporting history and reputation. It will include our key points of difference like our rivers, lakes, Velodrome Track, stadiums and sporting green spaces, quality cricket wickets and Cooks Gardens as well as the Sports Hall of Fame and New Zealand Masters Games.

We believe if our district’s parks, open spaces and sport facilities are accessible and inclusive to all, more residents will be able to enjoy these community facilities and participate in physical activities leading to better health outcomes.

You can tell us what you think and be a part of the developing this strategy by completing the survey form below.

Create your own user feedback survey

Feel free to also leave a comment down below to let fellow residents know what you think.

Wendy Bainbridge, Team Leader Parks, Parks and Recreation, is currently listening and looking forward to receiving your thoughts.

Engagement closes Friday 12 October 2018.




WDC Administrator

One thought on “Parks, Open Spaces and Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy

  1. Hi there, we have recently relocated to Whanganui from Melbourne in the last few months. As a family with small children under 5, for my sanity (and theirs!) We love a good park trip. We are lucky to live a few minutes walk to Te Mana park, and often go there for a run around. But as my children like to put it, ‘we don’t want to go to the nothing park!’ Te Mana park seriously lacks in any sort of play equipment, or even safety with the creek accessible to little ones. The middle of Aramoho has no park with play equipment, the closest being Peet Park, and the park down by the top 10 campsite. Both pretty underwhelming for children under 5.

    I would love to see some development at Te Mana park, even Sunday morning sports would be great for the little ones to watch. I find this area is full to the brim with young families, and the community could really benefit with a park/hub for parents and young children.



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