River Plan Objective: To enhance this neighbourhood park and its connection with the river and to improve the school rowing facility at the park.
River Plan Projects:
History: Days’ Park was originally owned by the Day family as part of their farm.
Maaori significance: The undulating nature of the park is a result of the ancient kumara pits which were once prolific in this area.
Use: Days’ Park is a very popular off-lead dog exercise area frequented by families and dog lovers. There is access to a river beach and a swimming area used by dogs and people. There are many interconnecting paths as well as planted areas and memorial seats for the public to enjoy, with good links to the surrounding residential neighbourhoods. There is a building situated on the beach area, owned by St Paul’s Collegiate School. A short distance further north from Days’ Park is Swarbricks landing, which has a toilet, car park area and jetty. It is a popular place for caravan food vendors. Swarbricks landing also provides car parking for Days’ Park.