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Parks and open space – ngā papa rēhia me ngā waahi māhorahora

We manage a wide range of parks, reserves and open space on behalf of the community and a network of cycleways, walkways and bridleways.


Key activities in the first three years of this plan

Commence and complete the Te Ātiawa courts upgrade in 2015/16 including rebuilding ten existing hard courts
Continue with districtwide playground renewals
Begin development works in Otaraua Park
Progress cycleway, walkway and bridleway projects as per the Kāpiti strategic cycle network plan, which stems from the town centres and connectors and SH1 revocation projects. The plan will enable eligible commuter cycling projects to receive funding support from the NZTA.


Contribution to outcomes

  • Our residents in urban areas live reasonably close to a recreation facility and a range of active recreation facilities is available throughout the district
  • We provide well maintained cemeteries and we want to ensure that most family members can access the interment site and records are available online
  • We measure burial capacity across the district and anticipate future needs
  • A range of cycleway, walkway and bridleway networks including low carbon alternatives are available throughout our district and the quality and range increase over time
  • Our beach accessways are maintained and are in a usable condition.


We plan to spend an average per year of $7.1 million on operations and $1.9 million on capital work for parks and open space.


Parks and open space