First glimpse of community-designed foreshore park playground in Golden Bay

First glimpse of community-designed foreshore park playground in Golden Bay

A nautical-themed adventure playground and a foreshore area with the potential to play host to food truck rumbles, community picnics and group exercise classes were high on Golden Bay residents’ wish list.

Their their vision for the area is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Peet has released the first artist’s impressions and a one-minute video flythrough of its design for the future 1.5 hectare Golden Bay Foreshore Park, located about 400m west of Sunset Hill Park and about 60m from the beach.

Nestled among the dunes, plans for the area also include a lookout point, enclosed toddler playground, scooter and BMX tracks, along with pedestrian and cycleways, beachfront car parking, a mix of grassed and landscaped areas and the first direct beach access from within the development.

Collaboratively designed, using input provided by more than 300 community members across three separate consultation events held in 2015 and 2016, the future Golden Bay Foreshore Park will create a new focal point for the coastal community and improve beach access.

Peet chief executive Brendan Gore said the enthusiasm and ideas generated by the Golden Bay community helped shape the vison for Golden Bay.

“It’s exciting to see how all of these different elements have come together,” he said.

Subject to all necessary approvals, it is anticipated construction of the Golden Bay Foreshore Park will begin in the second half of 2019.