Parks & Recreations

Council seeking public input on future of open spaces

The Council is calling on Kāpiti communities to get involved in shaping the future of our District’s open spaces including parks, sports fields, reserves, the local environment, playgrounds and trails.   

“We’ve just completed the first round of consultation on a refresh of our Open Space Strategy, which will set out Council’s priorities in managing our District’s open spaces over the next 30 years,” says Kāpiti Coast District Council Parks & Recreation Manager, Alison Law.  

“We gathered a lot of feedback from our stakeholders and the community via workshops and an initial survey, asking people what they like about our open spaces and what they’d like to see from them in the future.  

“That information, combined with other research, has been collated into an Issues and Opportunities paper. We’d like people to visit our website, read through it, and let us know if we’ve got it right. 

“We know people care passionately about our open spaces, so please get involved and help us build a strategy that delivers for Kāpiti Coast communities, the environment and our future.”  

The Issues and Opportunities paper and a short survey will be open for feedback on the Council’s website until the end of June.



Field lights and drainage transform Mazengarb into top winter sports training facility

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Mazengarb Reserve sportsfields will be a top location for winter sports this year, following recent drainage upgrades and an installation of field lights over the next few weeks. 

“Late last year we upgraded the drainage on a number of the fields to improve the standard of the fields in wet weather,” says Alison Law, Parks and Recreation Manager. 

“Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be installing LED lights on the field next to Mazengarb Road to allow more evening training to take place. We’ll also be adding two sets of lights on the main playing fields.” 

Ms Law says the sportsfield upgrades are to further enhance Mazengarb Reserve as a great location for winter sports and other recreational activities.  

“We’re expecting to see a lot more winter sport at the Reserve this year as there’s a need for dedicated well lit training grounds in the District. We’re pleased we are able to provide this facility to our local clubs.” 

“Next year we’re upgrading the children’s playground. We’ve already completed the first stage of our community consultation, so watch this space.”