It is hoped a new track will be built at the Walton Park
Recreational Reserve ready for supplementary planting before
Dunedin City Council parks operations officer Richard
Dahlenburg and Saddle Hill Community Board members will
review concept plans this week.
The track was the ''bones'' and the planting would flesh out
the park, he said.
He expected contractors to build the fencing and track in the
''dry'' months, ''then we can spend the winter working on the
He hoped a group of volunteers would help with the work, even
though sinkholes in the park would make it dangerous for them
to plant in some areas. Contractors would perform the
planting in more dubious areas.
Board member Jonathan Usher said a planned walk around the
park to review the council's plan should include staff and
pupils from schools in the board catchment and Lions Club
''To get a vision on what we want to do there in totality so
there may be the opportunity for a big community project.''
Board deputy chairwoman Pamela Jemmett said she wanted local
school pupils' installation proposals for the park, such as a
flying fox, to be seriously considered by the council.