Morrinsville Recreation Ground perimeter path well underway
A shared path for the community to easily access Morrinsville Recreation Ground is well on its way, with over half the path already laid. By summer, the community will have a 950m long, 3m wide shared path to walk, run, bike, scoot or skate along. It will also be accessible for mobility scooters, wheelchairs and prams. The new path will join up to existing paths and the river walk to create a loop.
Users of Morrinsville Rec will be able to see the progress so far, with a path laid from Avenue Rd South entrance to just behind the Swimzone building. The next stage is extending the path to Lorne Street. After construction is complete, we will clean up the path and restore the grassed areas along it. Over the next few months, we will also be widening sections of the river walk along Avenue Road South and resealing the upper path along the river.
We also received Transport Choices funding to secure a pop up pump track to help activate our open spaces. To celebrate the opening of the perimeter path around December, we will install the pop up pump track at Anderson Park at Morrinsville Recreation Ground. By December, the community will be able to scoot, skate or bike on the new path from Chapman Crescent or Lorne Street, straight to Anderson Park to enjoy the new pop up pump track.
The Morrinsville Rec perimeter path is one of seven transport projects across the district that is receiving funding from the Waka Kotahi's Transport Choices programme.
Transport Choices is part of the Climate Emergency Response Fund investing in projects nationwide that provide safer and more convenient choices for walking, cycling, and public transport to reduce people’s reliance on cars.