Context: Site Analysis
Today the future location of the planned Clay Pit park is defined by a large storm water pond, home to families of resident and visiting birdlife. Two Council owned industrial units currently occupy the parks other half of the proposed park, with demolition planned only when construction of the developments first stage gets underway.
Under the New Lynn Urban Plan the new park will occupy an entire block, initially bordered by a fenced industrial boundary to the west and another similarly uninviting rear of a supermarket to the north. This leaves the eastern and southern streets as being the most attractive boundaries to be developed and indicates an opportunity to provide pedestrian access across the park between the residential and urban areas of Southern New Lynn.
In addition the Urban Plan specifies that the park shall be formal, a minimum of 1ha and contain a stormwater retention pond, Play Park, Kiosk, Passive Grassland, Food Producing Landscapes and Mass drift planting.
A Clay Pit Park
B Shared Space Lanes
C Margan Reserve
D New extended avenues from Memorial Drive and Clark Street
E New or realigned local roads