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Big splash comes to Flaxmere Park

Date: November 20th 2012



Big splash comes to Flaxmere Park

Flaxmere Park will be filled with the sound of music and the laughter of children as the newly installed Splash Pad is officially turned on for summer.

Hastings District Council has completed stage one of the redevelopment of the park and has organised a family focused event to mark the commissioning of the Splash Pad. The Flaxmere Park Big Splash family festival will be held on Sunday 25th November from 11am – 3pm and will feature entertainment from Flaxmere musicians, a Zumba class for everyone to enjoy while a variety of games will be held throughout the day. Kids will be entertained with face painting, bouncy castles, mini jeeps and the Kaa Zoom Bungee.

Providing entertainment on the main stage from 12.30pm will be Mahina Rangi Lawrence, William Mac, Te Oriwa Mathews and Bobby O’Keefe. A Sport Hawke’s Bay teams’ walkathon will encourage participants to stroll, walk or run around the new walkway at the park to see how many laps each team can complete in one and a half hours.

Flaxmere Councillor Henare O’Keefe says “The community is excited about the redevelopment of the park. This project has beautified and enhanced the facilities which are now available at the park. The kids will be excited when they see the Splash Pad turned on for the first time.”

Fellow Councillor Jacoby Poulain says “This project has made such a big difference to Flaxmere Park. The kids are going to really enjoy having the Splash Pad available throughout the summer while the upgraded playground will provide hours of fun and entertainment. The new walking path and exercise equipment will be a boost for those who want to improve their fitness.”

Work on the park upgrade began in August this year and included:

• New cycle and walking paths;
• A landscaped carpark off Swansea Road;
• A paved walking promenade through the park;
• Additional lighting;
• Enhanced children’s playground, including additional play equipment and Splash Pad (similar to the Splash Pad at Cornwall Park)
• A new toilet facility

Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule will officially open the Splash Pad at around 1.30pm Everyone is welcome to attend the Flaxmere Park Big Splash on Sunday 25th November which runs from 11am till 3pm.

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