Spruce up for parks
A $1 million upgrade of Waterview parks is under way.
Included in the project is a water play facility in Waterview Reserve and improved pathways and signage for some of the suburb’s other eight parks.
Landscaping and coastal planting has already started in Fairlands Reserve and a parkland heritage trail is being researched.
The work is being paid for with the $1 million given to the Auckland Council by the New Zealand Transport Agency as part of a reparation package for the disruption and loss of green space in the suburb caused by the construction of State Highway 20.
The park upgrades will happen over several years.
Albert-Eden Local Board deputy chairwoman Margi Watson has been instrumental in promoting resident’s interests during the Waterview Connection project.
‘‘The council needs to support the Waterview community to thrive by creating good spaces to live and play.’’