Elliot Park - Nawton Skatepark and playground upgrade

Closed 15 Jun 2020

Opened 25 May 2020

Feedback updated 21 Jul 2020

We asked

Earlier this year we asked what you thought of our draft design for an upgrade of Nawton’s much-loved Elliot Park playground and skatepark. We’re extending and improving the skatepark, renewing play equipment and park furniture, and adding a half basketball court and more shade.

You said

We received 115 responses with most positive about the design, especially the addition of a half basketball court. The skate community asked for changes to some of the new skatepark features.

We did

We made some changes to the final design of the skatepark based on your suggestions. We reduced the number of quarter pipes, added new features, including a replica fire hydrant, and adapted others for beginner skaters.

Construction will begin in July so the playground can reopen in time for summer 2020.


We’re planning changes to this well-loved local skatepark and playground. We’re proposing to refurbish the existing skate area and extend it, providing more features. The current playground will be replaced and a half basketball court and new park furniture added.

Consultation closes Monday 15 June.

Find out more at hamilton.govt.nz/nawtonskatepark

Why your views matter

We want to know what you like or don’t like about the concept for this project to make sure it works for the community. This will help us refine the final design.

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What happens next?

The project team will analyse feedback from the community and make sure it is incorporated into the final design. We will let you know how that design looks once it is confirmed. Construction is likely to start in July 2020.