New park for Millwater

A new 3.1ha park is to be developed in Millwater, providing a green open space and playground alongside a high-density housing area.

The park, located in the Bonair part of the subdivision, will include a basketball half court, netball hoop, rope climber, fitness station, seesaw, slide, basket swing, inground trampolines and “wobbly goals”. Toilet facilities will be provided as well as a grassed area and network of paths.

The land was acquired by Auckland Council last January, with discussions about the purchase conducted behind closed doors in confidential. Council spent $3.3m on the purchase. As part of the agreement, Millwater developer WFH Properties will fund the creation of the park, including planting an adjoining stormwater pond/wetland area.

Final plans for the park were presented to the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board last month and members will be kept updated as the project progress.