Paraparaumu Beach Fun Day

Mother and children beside the pond at Maclean Park

Kapiti Council hosting family day at Maclean Park 

The Kāpiti Coast District Council is hosting a family fun day at Maclean Park on Saturday, 28 January, between 11am to 3pm.

Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says it’ll be a fun day for all ages — with entertainment, food and activities.

The Park was the centre of controversy last month when the KCDC decided to leave the popular pool empty this summer because of leakage problems (see KIN story, Dec. 20).

Sharing ideas on Park’s future

But Alison Law says the Fun Day ‘Maclean Park Experience’ will provide a range of

opportunities for people to share their ideas for the future development of the park.

The Maclean Park pond in more fulfilling times (ie before it was drained)


“It’s also a great day out for friends and families to enjoy one of our most popular parks in Kāpiti with plenty of food, entertainment and fun activities on offer,” she says.

The Council is teaming with the Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board, Paraparaumu Beach Business Association and Zeal to provide a day of live music, kids’ activities, a skate and scooter jam, spot prizes and much more.

Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board Chair, Jonny Best says the event is a fantastic opportunity for the community to have their say on how they would like to see their park in the future.

Community input wanted

He says: “I am sure the community will come up with some great ideas for the development of the park.

“Once development has been completed we will have a park that the community can be proud of and enjoy for years to come.”

Feedback on the park can also be given by completing a questionnaire, emailing suggestions  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.

People have until 20 February to give their suggestions, which Council will use to prepare development options and a draft management plan for further community consultation.