Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Park

The Wainui Lions are currently working to facilitate the construction of a child-friendly cycle skills park on the Gisborne waterfront that will encourage cycle skills and road safety. The proposed design will draw inspiration from Napier’s junior cycle park, but incorporate features that are unique to Gisborne. The project has backing from Council and multiple regional trusts, and requires further financial support to proceed.

To help fund this project, local people and businesses can commission their own engraved brick paver which will be laid in the outer ring pathway of the park. 

The Lions Junior Cycle Park is all about providing a controlled environment in which children can encounter real-life cycling situations, focusing on road safety. It will be used year-round by local schools, preschools and families as well as the many visiting families who holiday in Gisborne all year round.

Located on repatriated land on Centennial Marine Drive, the Lions Junior Cycle Park is ideally situated to add value to the region’s leisure offering. It is positioned:

  • Adjacent to Midway city beach.
  •  In the south eastern corner of the popular Adventure Playground.
  • Across the road from the Olympic Pools.
  • Opposite the Midway Surf lifesaving Club complex.
  • At the terminus of the newly constructed beach-side Oneroa Cycle/Walk Way.

Based on the layout of the highly successful Napier Cycle Park, the main elements of the park will include:

  • Full fencing (to a swimming pool standard) to ensure young users are safely contained Adjacent to Midway city beach.
  • In the south eastern corner of the popular Adventure Playground.
  • Across the road from the Olympic Pools.
  • Opposite the Midway Surf lifesaving Club complex.
  • At the terminus of the newly constructed beach-side Oneroa Cycle/Walk Way. .   .  A three metre wide sealed roadway divided into two lanes.
  • A set of traffic lights.
  • A roundabout.

Gisborne Wainui Lions’ view the Lions Junior Cycle Park as a valuable community investment. They desire to see our region’s children having fun in the outdoors whilst learning to be safe and confident users of our roads and cycleways for years to come.