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Broaden your horizons and share your thoughts on Hamilton’s parks

Broaden your horizons and share your thoughts on Hamilton’s parks
Broaden your horizons and share your thoughts on Hamilton’s parks

Hamilton residents are being encouraged to provide their ‘unconditional’ feedback through the council’s Parks Survey, which launches today.

The Parks Survey offers residents the opportunity to have their say on Hamilton Kirikiriroa’s parks, playgrounds, river walks and natural areas. These insights can help sow the seeds for future management of these spaces.

Maria Barrie, director of Hamilton City Council’s Parks and Recreation Department, says the feedback is invaluable in understanding what Hamilton residents think of the city’s parks.

“Our parks and open spaces are special parts of the city where everyone can explore, play, exercise and escape into nature,” Barrie said.

“It’s important that we get as much feedback as possible. We want to make sure that our parks are places where people want to spend time and that they meet the needs and expectations of our community. We want to know how Hamilton residents use our parks, what they currently like about these areas and what changes they would like to see in the future.”

Barrie said the feedback from last year’s survey helped set priorities for the 2024-2034 long-term plan. It also informed the development of several parks-related policies. Areas for improvement were also identified, such as more shade on playgrounds.

“The feedback provided through the Parks Survey is helping to make a real, tangible difference to our city, so I encourage everyone to take a few minutes to share their thoughts,” Barrie said.

The Park Survey is now available online at hamilton.govt.nz/haveyoursay It takes about 10 minutes to complete. The feedback period closes on Wednesday 31 July.