Project: Upgrading Roulston Park

11 Feb 2022 – TBC
In progress
Upgrading Roulston Park

Have your say

What do you want to see? Click the link below and complete our survey. Let us know what you'd like to see in Roulston Park and which of the Skate Park options is your favourite.

Have your say by Sunday 27 March.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/roulstonpark

Eke Panuku is gearing up to upgrade Roulston Park and the nearby Pukekohe Skate Park.. Your feedback will help shape what we build.

​Roulston Park

Corner of East Street and Stadium Drive

Roulston Park is an historical place of interest and a great place for a picnic. The park features a playground suitable for young children, a toilet block, a historic cottage, and First World War memorial.

In 2018, the Franklin Local Board developed a concept plan for the park upgrade, utilising feedback from community engagement. Eke Panuku will deliver the plan, with some further improvements. Here’s what we propose:

  • New paved areas and pathways.
  • A new playground, with a focus on accessibility.
  • New areas to sit, eat, and interact.
  • Keeping the existing trees and planting more shrubs.
  • Retaining the historic cottage and existing toilet block.
  • Working with Auckland Transport on making it safer for everyone to get to the park and skate park.

​Safety

There are limited safe crossing facilities for people wanting to get to the park. Auckland Transport is looking to improve how people can safely cross at the intersection of Stadium Drive and East Street.

Options include reshaping and shifting some of the corner kerbs to create space for people waiting to cross and a new footpath on the southern side of Stadium, to encourage more people to use the park.

​Pukekohe Skate Park
​Pukekohe Skate Park

​Pukekohe Skate Park

21 Stadium Drive.

Since opening in December 2017, Pukekohe Skate Park has been a local magnet for kids on wheels. Its success gives us opportunity to expand its current use, through the creation of a new facility, which could open up the skate park to more people. Four options are being considered:

  • A basketball half-court
  • A pop-up cafe and hangout space with seating
  • A fitness area with exercise equipment
  • A pump track

​What’s next?

After the consultation period closes we’ll review the feedback received and report back to the community in May. Throughout 2022 and 2023 we’ll further develop the designs for each location’s upgrade, and apply for the resource consents needed for construction to get underway, expected in 2024.

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