A new public space, connecting visitors with Lyall Bay's unique landscape.

Huetepara Park will be a fun and functional space at the eastern end of Lyall Bay beach.

This new space will offer shelter from the wind, much needed public toilets, fun for all ages, and picnic spots to watch the waves roll in. It’s going to be a place for all – come as you are.

As you hopefully already know, last year we received the good news that the Council would commit $2.4 million to build Huetepara Park at the airport end of Lyall Bay. We have secured all the building and resource consents needed for this stage. Over the last few months, the native lizard relocation project has been underway and is now nearing completion.  As far as our end of the bargain goes, we are ready to roll.

Unfortunately, however, we've been hit with a delay. Wellington Airport needs to replace the wall on the building it owns that backs onto the park site and we are waiting for this work to start. The Airport has installed security fencing to keep the public away from the wall, which poses a safety concern. While this delay is frustrating for our community, it's unavoidable at this point. We're now working with the Council and the Airport to try and firstly lock in a solid timeframe for the wall repairs and also have the Airport reinstate the land in line with the park design so we can move quickly when they are finished. We will keep you posted as things progress.

As always, thanks for your support. The Huetepara Park committee are always happy for a yarn if you have questions.

We will shortly begin fundraising for the further $1.0 million needed to deliver the full park concept, which would feature an elevated boardwalk, viewing platform and storage facilities. If you are interested in supporting the park, contact our fundraising team.

The full concept


A mixture of flexible-use spaces, walking and skating tracks, green spaces and nature play spaces means Huetepara Park will be a great fit for all ages and stages.


Toilets, a viewing platform, bike racks, handily positioned next to a car park will make Huetepara Park a highly functional space.


A raised platform creates access to the park without disrupting delicate flora and gives visitors a better view of the jewel of Lyall Bay; the surf beach.

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