Parking your car at Papahua Reserve in Raglan is now easier after an upgrade has added capacity ahead of the busy summer season.
The new car park on Marine Parade opposite the takeaway shop has been sealed with high quality asphalt, which provides parking for a further 27 cars.
There’s also space for 20 cars in a barked section of the car park under trees to allow for parking in the shade on hot summer days.
This section was barked so as to avoid damaging the roots of the pohutukawa trees, while allowing rainfall to pass through to the trees’ root systems.
More and more people are heading to the area due to the popularity of the award-winning skate park and exciting pump track.
This triggered the need for extra parking at the Domain.
Acting Programme Delivery Manager Paul McPherson said the new car park is looking great and relieves pressure on car parking availability in the town.
“As well as making it easier to find a park if you’re heading to the playground or the skate park, it also provides extra spaces for those wanting to go to Raglan’s main street, it’s only about 250m away over the footbridge,” he said.
The car park was completed a couple of weeks ago so that it was ready in time for Labour Weekend, a traditionally busy weekend that signals the start of Raglan’s influx of visitors for the summer season.
For more information please contact:
John Brown, Senior Communications Advisor
Waikato District Council
027 889 3084