Ahimate Reserve Community
At 22 hectares, Ahimate Reserve in Awapuni is one of Palmerston North's largest riverside parks. Home to the city’s most popular riverside beach, a dog agility park and fenced enclosure, mountain bike tracks and a natural playground.
Ahimate Reserve Community aims to support the development and use of Ahimate Reserve (formerly Waitoetoe Reserve) as a community asset. In particular, the group aims to work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Palmerston North City Council, the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council (Horizons), Rangitaane o Manawatu, and other interested parties, to help maintain and enhance the Reserve. They also organise and encourage community participation via working bees, ad hoc maintenance and small projects (e.g. upkeep of current planted / bush areas), and, where appropriate and agreed, planting of native and forage trees. The group is also involved in increasing the native revegetation and biodiversity of the Reserve, promoting and supporting the development of part of the Reserve into indigenous wetland and forest ecosystems, with a wide variety of biodiversity. The Reserve provides a potential wilderness area for the city to enjoy, and is seen as being a special amenity area for Palmerston North residents.
Regular Working Bee: First Sunday of each month (except January), 9:30 - 11:30 am. All Welcome. Meet at the sandwich board at 9:30, or look for the balloons along the riverside track. Please bring garden tools and gloves if you have them. Please supervise any children in your care.
Buick Cres., Awapuni 4412
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Phone: 06 354 1765
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