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Public views sought on Maclean Park refresh
February 2017
Maclean Park has seen better days. The kiosk was saved by petition but the pond as since been drained.

The first stage of community input on refreshing Maclean Park is needed by Monday with KCDC encouraging people who have an interest in the future of Maclean Park at Paraparaumu Beach to provide their ideas by the closing date of 20 February.

Maclean Park was once a major public drawcard. The Kiosk, pictured, was saved by a public petition organised by local campaigner Dale Evans but the pond has since been drained by Council.

Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says this is an initial opportunity for people to have their say on the park's refresh and also the work the Council is doing preparing a plan for Maclean Park's long-term development.

"As well as needing to update our existing management plan for the park, we also want to ensure Maclean Park meets the changing needs of current and future users," Ms Law says.

"We've been delighted with the number of people who've contributed their ideas so far. More than 1000 people participated in our recent Maclean Park Experience event and we collected a huge amount of valuable information.
"About 250 people have responded so far to our questionnaire on the Maclean Park refresh, however, we're keen to hear from more people."

Feedback on the park can be given by completing a questionnaire at www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/maclean-park-refresh, emailing suggestions to macleanpark@kapiticoast.govt.nz or posting them to Kāpiti Coast District Council, Private Bag 60601, Paraparaumu 5254. Copies of the questionnaire are also available at the Paraparaumu Library and the Council's Rimu Road service centre.

After 20 February, the Council will prepare development options and a draft management plan for further community consultation.

 
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