Long-held hopes for a pump track and peripheral footpath at Matakana’s Jubilee Park are a step closer to fruition, a community group meeting heard earlier this month.
Former chair Simon Barclay said a group of local residents had been working with Auckland Council towards adding the public facilities to the shared pony club and park land in Matakana Valley Road.
He said consent forms were being submitted to Council for the pump track – a kind of mini-rollercoaster track for bikes – and peripheral path, and fundraising for the bike track was well underway.
“We’ve got verbal approval for all of these things from people in charge of Jubilee Park,” he said. “It’s a ‘yes, you can do that, but we don’t have any money or you can use local contractors’, which is what we want.”
Mr Barclay added that future improvements at the park could include an extra tennis court and a tennis clubhouse.
“Once it all starts, it will get a lot of impetus. It will be fantastic, there will be amazing amenities.”