Walter Mildenhall Park
Walter Mildenhall Park will be redeveloped with and for the community after the Naenae Pool is completed mid-2024.
The Naenae Community Advisory Group ran a survey in August 2023 canvassing the views of close to 400 people, asking residents what activities they’d like to do and see happening in the park and what kind of design they preferred. There was support for activities like play spaces, BBQ areas, picnic spots, wheeled activities, gardens, leisure activities and artistic displays.
Safety, accessibility, and inclusivity were strong themes along with a desire for a space that strikes a balance between planting and open space, recreation, relaxation, cultural expression, and community connection.
Council will work with the community group to incorporate this feedback into a design brief for the potential landscape architect. We will re-engage with the community on draft concept designs early 2024.
Read the full survey results here: hutt.city/waltermildenhallparksurvey
If you would like to be involved in community workshops about the park’s design, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org