Work started this week to improve access at Pakowhai Country Park and is progressing well with the good weather.
The Hawke's Bay Regional Council is improving access over the stopbank by the carpark, which had been a barrier to push chairs and the elderly.
As the stopbank is now redundant, the regional council is cutting an access through it.
The stopbank is left over from when the Ngaruroro River flowed through the area where the Raupare Stream is now.
While the work disrupts access to the park right now, visitors can still use the old Ruahapia Bridge until about June 22 when the work will be done.
The regional council is also adding lime-sand to 750 metres of walkway (from the entrance down to the new bridge at the southern end), trimming trees and having a general clear up of green rubbish at the same time.