The Sculpture Park
207 Scotsman Valley Rd
15kms east of Hamilton
The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum is a former quarry that has been transformed into a magnificent 17.5 hectare arboretum. The rehabilitation started in 1991 enhancing the existing features: rocky outcrops, ponds, flowing water and broad vistas. Along the 2 km long nature trail you will discover more than 50 sculptures and installations within one of New Zealand's largest outdoor galleries . Dramatic changes in light and foliage, wildlife, and vistas guarantee a breathtaking experience
We want to foster support to reopen the sculpture park and arboretum as a free-entry public space. This would enable many more people to enjoy it. All we need is to cover the costs of maintaining the park and any health and safety concerns. To learn more see our video: https://youtu.be/KkAFxjWDer8
The first part of the campaign has been successful as we have reached 100% of the funding goal on Boosted, the crowd funding site of the Arts Foundation with 64 donors. This fund has enabled us to commission 3 components of our strategy --impartial reports on maintenance costs and health and safety issues for the park. The Prospectus for Community Investment is our introduction to potential partners.
We made submissions to the Long Term Plans of nearby local authorities in the hope that they will partner with us. We will also be looking for corporate and philanthropic partners to assist. A copy of the prospectus is available upon request. Our detailed proposal went before Waikato District Council in October. The Mayor is discussing a joint approach with other local authorities.
Open every day
10am - 6.30 pm*
* DAYLIGHT SAVING HOURS 5pm DURING WINTER