Eskdale Park and Mountain Bikes in Hawke Bay

The HB Mountain Bikers want access to several parks and reserves that have traditionally been the places where walkers and pedestrians have safely and peacefully frequented for both mental and physical well being & leisure.
The latest park/ reserve to have been targeted by the HB Mountain Bikers is Eskdale Park and the plans & surveying with Hastings Regional Council are well advanced although not yet public knowledge.

Trina Bergloff-Howes who is leading the 'Save Eskdale Park' campaign. Hopefully you might be aware then, what walkers and pedestrians will lose, if the HDC allows The HB Mountain Bikers to turn the park into a 'Mountain Bike Hub'. 

No longer any safety, tranquility or equality of access for walkers with large numbers of mountain bikes belting around what used to be a walkers only pathways.


A meeting 

The HDC have a consultation evening regarding a Master Plan for Eskdale Park Thursday 24th September 2020 at Hukarere Girls College Gymnasium 6pm-8pm which you are more than welcome to come along to. They are also taking online feedback

Some plans were shown at a planting day which showed some Mt Bike facilities on part of park however HDC have taken a step back from these plans for the moment and are just asking for every bodies feedback regarding the park what they like, what they don’t like, how else they would like to use the park etc. before drafting some new plans from there based on feedback received. 


Feel free to call Trina Berloff-Howes on 021-141-2393 or

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