Manawatu¯ River Park needs you
The public are to have input into a new park along the Manawatu¯ River.
Stretching from the Manawatu¯ Gorge to Longburn, the Manawatu¯ River Park will become the city’s largest recreation amenity. Shared pathways will run along the western bank of the river, while the park will include a significant section of the eastern bank.
The outline of the 30-year park proposal is in the draft Manawatu¯ River Framework, which the council approved for consultation last month. Work on the park will continue over several decades. The council has set aside just under $1.2 million to spend over the next five years, and it is seeking feedback about what it should be spent on.
Mayor Grant Smith says it’s a once-in-a-generation chance for people to have their say on a project that will ‘‘leave a fantastic legacy for future generations’’.