Bothamley Park is centred around the main pathway that runs through the park. The park has over 5kms of existing shared walk/cycle pathways, which form the main connections from Mepham Place to Warspite Avenue in Ascot Park. These are a gentle gradient and it is ideal for cyclists and pedestrians.
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Today this old road provides a gentle access amongst the trees, up the valley besides the Kenepuru Stream. It connects most of the eastern suburbs to the City centre and railway station. The average gradient of the road from Ascot Park to the City centre is 1 in 40 which is very gentle which makes it perfect for walking, running and cycling.
Distance: There are many tracks to choose from. The longest track is 4.2 km, 1 hr 7 mins one-way.
Surface type: mixed, mainly gravel
Running alongside the Kenepuru Stream, this pathway is on its way to become the ‘green heart of Porirua’ thanks to an environment development programme. The wide gravel track passes through mature exotic trees and regenerating natives and is a great ‘buggy walk’ with youngsters.
Porirua's weekly Parkrun event is held in Bothamley Park. This 5km run is part of an international series of runs held in parks around the world. It is a free event that gives participants the opportunity to take part in a timed, gentle graded run/walk through a park setting away from cars.
The event has been running since mid-winter in 2013 and is attracting on average 81 people every Saturday morning to do the run/walk. It starts in the Champion Street car park, at 8am every Saturday. Register online first to get your paper barcode. Many runners comment on how sheltered the park is from the wind due to the valley running east to west and the plentiful mature trees.
|Address||Bothamley Park, Waitangirua, Porirua|