Facelift for Ohoka Domain

Published: 07-Jun-2019

Workers have been busy at the Ohoka Domain this year cracking on with the overall upgrade. So far they’ve completed the playground along with pathways around it.

The playground is now a kids dream with the addition of five new swings, a timber climbing frame, a tall slide that includes a climbing wall and firefighter’s pole! 20190607_Ohoka Domain

Adults will be able to comfortably watch nearby on two new picnic tables. There’s also a community BBQ with a pergola still to come.

Contractors will soon finish installing the bridge that links the playground to Mill Road and will provide a safer walking entrance to the reserve.

The carpark has been extended to make more space for the winter market and new paths are being constructed that will link to both bridges off Whites Road and further into the Ohoka Bush area.

That is not all that has been going on, the Ohoka Domain Advisory Group have also been very busy renovating the recently relocated Ohoka Gatekeepers Lodge.

This now boasts a stunning white picket fence with ornate wrought iron gates keeping with the style and age of the building. Replacing missing weatherboards and a lick of paint has brought the building back to life. This is a community funded project and only possible because of the time and effort poured into saving and renovating this building by the Advisory Group.

The Ohoka Bush area has benefited from the installation of more seats and picnic tables. The removal of the poplars and horse paddock means that the Bush and the original domain are starting to merge into one domain.

The work will continue and we hope to open it back up to the public within the next few weeks.