Foxton Pump Track named Active Park of the Year

Foxton Pump Track named Active Park of the Year Foxton Pump Track named Active Park of the Year

Foxton Beach’s popular pump track has been awarded Active Park of the Year at the Recreation Aotearoa 2019 New Zealand Parks Awards.

Active Park of the Year recognises an active adventure or sports park with an outstanding natural environment. Applicants must demonstrate innovation; community engagement in the development or operation of the park; overall excellence; achievement of intended goals; budgetary efficiency and effectiveness; and financial, environmental and social sustainability.

Horowhenua District Council Parks and Property Lead North, Sean Hester, acknowledged Boffa Miskell and project manager Brad Dobson’s role and says the award is official recognition of what has been a very successful project.

“This a very pleasing result for all concerned, and I just wanted to thank Boffa Miskell for your part in this win, in terms of the landscape design that you undertook for our team at the Pump Track. It has certainly contributed substantially to the overall project, and helped us achieve this award. Thanks for your efforts Brad, much appreciated.”

In accepting the award, Mr Hester said the achievement had been “a team effort”.

“The expertise of Southstar Adventures has been invaluable, as have the contributions from other contributors who looked after the landscaping, design, pathways and amenities – Recreation Services, Boffa Miskell, and Caldow,” he said.

“We’d also like to acknowledge the input and support from members of the Foxton Beach community during the public engagement process. This project has been a true partnership.”

David Roache, Chair of the Foxton Community Board agreed.

“It’s a great asset for our community, bringing economic as well as recreational benefits. The track is buzzing on the weekends and during school holidays, and owners of local motor camps and cafes in Foxton Beach have been very positive about it, saying they’ve experienced increased patronage since it was built.”

For further information please contact Brad Dobson

10 May 2019