We are seeking community feedback on the draft designs for a permanent skate and scooter park and a village green in Sumner. We are not seeking feedback on where to build the skate and scooter park as this has already been decided.
Project status: Analysis & reporting
Open for feedback: 12th October 2020 - 9th November 2020
Sumner skate and scooter park
In December 2018 the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board approved 26 Nayland Street(external link), as the location for a skate park in the Bays area.
Skate and scooter park design (Rich Landscapes)
In April 2019 we began collecting design ideas from the community at a community workshop and from the Sumner Green and Skate group.We have attempted to include as much of this feedback as possible while keeping within the project budget.
Collection of community design ideas
The features included in the design will meet a beginner to intermediate skate and scooter ability level. The design also reflects the seaside environment, with the skateable art quarter pipe in a wave design.
Signage will be included on completion of the park with some helpful guidelines on how to use the park. This will be similar signage to what is currently installed at our skate parks in Halswell and in Lyttelton. This signage was put together with help from our Halswell skate and scootering community.
Bays skate park 3D design images [PDF, 3.2 MB]
The temporary skate ramp in Sumner is owned by the local community and once the permanent skate and scooter park is complete, the temporary ramp will be removed. The community group have plans to relocate it to benefit another community in the Christchurch area.
Sumner Village Green (currently unfunded)
We heard how passionate the local community are about having a green area in the heart of Sumner Village. During the community workshop we received strong support for 24 Nayland Street to be used for greenspace purposes instead of future car parking. A car park is currently indicated here in the Sumner Village Centre Master Plan(external link).
The proposed landscape plan for Sumner Village Green will require funding through our Long Term Plan, which we will be seeking community feedback on in 2021, or through diversion from other Master Plan projects in Sumner.
Village Green and skate park
Bays skate park and village Green plans [PDF, 19 MB]
Other helpful information
Once the consultation period has closed, the project team will analyse the feedback and produce a staff report which will go to the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board for approval. At this stage, we are expecting that the decision by the Board will be made sometime in March 2021.
All submitters will receive written updates on the project, including details of the staff recommendations and decision meeting and how to request to speak at the Board meeting if they wish to do so.
If approved construction works for the permanent skate and scooter park are expected to start in September 2021, however this is subject to weather conditions and contractor availability.
Construction on the village green would be scheduled once funding has been sourced.
Come and talk to us
Come see us at the Future Sumner meeting at Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre, upstairs meeting room, 14/16 Wakefield Avenue Sumner on either:
- Thursday 15 October, 6.30pm,
- Sunday 18 October 2020, drop in at any time between 2pm and 4pm