$5.5m invested into Kuirau Park development

An impression of the modified park. Image: Rotorua Lakes Council.

Kuirau Park’s new car park and market space is taking shape, with the kerbing being constructed next week.

A Rotorua Lakes Council spokesperson says the park is an iconic family-friendly inner city park for locals that doubles as a must-do recreational, cultural and geothermal destination for tourists.

The park’s proposed investment is set to lift the offering of the district to the community. The development for the park is timely as it is in conjunction with the proposed Aquatic Centre development.

“Features that appear within the overall plan include construction of a geothermally-heated children’s water play area, the relocation of the carpark and the Saturday market to better utilise the park for the needs of the market and for future development, create a new outdoor community gathering area adjacent to the water play area and develop new toilets and changing room facilities.” A council spokesperson says.

Kuirau Park, located on the corner of Ranolf Street and Lake Road, has had $5.5 million implemented into the enhancement.

Currently, the park has an abundance of geothermal activity, sporting facilities and walkways.

The park is home to home Rotorua Aquatic Centre and the popular Saturday morning rotary markets.

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