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Vehicles in parks endangering the community

Thursday, November 5, 2020   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: Community, parks, recreation

Waimakariri District Council media release: 4th November 2020

The Waimakariri District Council are asking the Pegasus and Woodend communities to report illegal or anti-social activities in Gladstone Park to the Police.

The appeal follows numerous complaints from residents and visitors who have seen people riding quads and motorbikes in grassed areas of the park - south of Hakatere Road. The Council says the actions of a few people are causing both a noise nuisance and safety concerns for park users at various times of the day and night.

The Council’s Greenspace Manager Grant MacLeod reminds people that riding motorbikes or other motorised vehicles in parks is dangerous and not allowed.

“We don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, but parks are used by children, families and sports groups, and they aren’t an appropriate place for vehicles”, says Grant.

“Residents value our open spaces and should be able to use them safely, without putting up with excessive noise or anti-social behaviour”, he said.

Gladstone Park has a number of sports fields used by community sports clubs, a dog park, tennis courts and children’s playground.

Recreational use of motor bikes, quad bikes or any motorised vehicle is not allowed in any part of the Park. The Council encourages members of the community to spread the word and contact Police if they spot anything illegal.

Areas suitable for trail bike riding in the Waimakariri District

Trail bike riders are welcome in designated areas along the north and south banks of the Waimakariri River Regional Park and Kaiapoi Island motocross tracks. A quad bike specific area has been built at Haul Road covering an area of 35 hectares.

Find out more trail bike riding in the Waimakariri River Regional Park.