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Riverside Park Redevelopment

The former playground, toilet block and dog park which were removed to make way for the Pettigrew Green Arena expansion are going to be reinstated following extensive community consultation.

The former playground, toilet block and dog park removed to make way for the Pettigrew Green Arena expansion are being reinstated following extensive community consultation.

Riverside Park, behind the Pettigrew Green Arena in Taradale, is undergoing some redevelopment.

The first stage has been the reinstatement of the Dog Park.

The new, fully fenced facility features a dog agility track, and dog poo-bag bin. It will be wheelchair accessible and have an outdoor seating area with significantly more natural tree shade. 

A dog friendly drinking fountain will be connected during the next stage. This stage's main focus is on upgrading the current parking and pedestrian connections from Murphy Road, including installing a vehicle turnaround. A gate will be added at the end of the Murphy Rd access, which will prevent vehicles from using this entrance after dark.

Some pedestrian access from Murphy Rd will remain during this time. The park will still be able to be accessed from Gilmour Place, Kauri Street/Tareha Park, and behind the PGA.

A small fully fenced accessible playground, including seating, will be added to the site, along with a drinking fountain, picnic seating and a toilet block. These toilets will be locked after hours at the same time as the Murphy Rd vehicle gate.

A playground and toilets will be installed in the final stage.



Estimated Timeline

Completed spring 2023


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