Greytown Open Space and Wheels Park project – engagement

We need your views – public engagement phase

19 April 2022

Your feedback is sought on the design of a proposed open space in Greytown. Please see the feedback form below.


With the continued growth of Greytown, and the inability to extend the existing park on Kuratawhiti Street, there is a desire to create a new integrated open space facility at 2-4 Pierce Street so all ages can play. The proposed park will be designed with sustainable building practices in mind to reduce its overall construction footprint.

Please see the concept design document here.

Aerial view of the park’s proposed location in Pierce St, Greytown
See the consultation document for a close up of the plan

Due to its proximity to the other towns in South Wairarapa, the park is expected to be enjoyed by all in the district, making it important that everyone’s feedback is considered in the final design of the proposed park.

The project is part-funded by Council to the value of $1M with the balance to be raised by the community. The project is expected to cost around $3M to construct.

During the 2021-31 Long Term Plan consultation, the community identified the following needs:

  1. Skatepark and Wheeled Play Area incorporating some ‘learn to ride’ elements.
  2. Integrated skate elements throughout park, such as skateable terraces
  3. Pump Track environment
  4. Playground
  5. Basketball Half Court
  6. Carpark integrated into Cotter Street with street calming features. Rework lane setout to navigate cars away from continuing down Cotter Street
  7. Improved pedestrian entry and connection between the new Greytown Park and the Woodside Trail Entry
  8. Circulation from Pierce Street through to the Woodside Trail Entry
  9. Central Hub tying environments and circulation together
  10. Public toilet facilities
  11. Shelters and shade sails
  12. Seating, bike racks, rubbish bins and other site furnishings
  13. Accessible water fountains and BBQs
  14. Water and power connection with service for temporary, small service space. Designated space for temporary small service/ café shop
  15. Landscaped gardens and green space. Could include community planting initiatives, fruiting specimens, etc. Shade trees
  16. Lighting and CCTV Cameras (Refer to Specifications for International Dark Sky Reserve)

Based on this feedback, a concept drawing was shared with Greytown residents and following considerable feedback, the design was further refined to what you see today.

What happens next?

Following this feedback from the wider district, the design will enter final design phase before Phase 1 implementation commences.

Engagement form for Greytown Wheels Park and Open Space

Public engagement is open from Tuesday 19 April to 5pm on Monday 2 May 2022.

Having read the features the community has community has asked for, seen the concept design, and based on your likely use of such a park, please complete the form below and click submit. Or pick up a printed form from the Greytown, Featherston or Martinborough libraries, or the Council’s office in Martinborough at 19 Kitchener Street and return it there.

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