Phase 2

Phase 2 of the Agodi Park and Gardens will focus on the development of the rest of the site, focussing in a mixed public private partnership arrangement which will include  the creation of a shopping hub, promenade and events hall at the lake, along with a hotel chalet complex, golf course, spa and a forest walk and trail. It is currently in the concept/design phase with construction work expected to commence soon.

 Forest Walkway

­This walkway will offer a visitor an opportunity to experience the forest and its complex ecosystem from above in amongst the trees. By raising the walkway off the ground, the forest vegetation can remain undisturbed. The steel and timber structure will be supported by the existing trees and will be wide enough for movement and viewing to occur simultaneously in comfort. This walkway will be integrated into the zoo and the various forest walking trails.

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Phase 2 envisions the provision of a multi-functional events hall for the Agodi Park and Gardens. This building will be positioned adjacent to the lake and will have a strong indoor-outdoor spatial relationship to allow the ambience and scenery of the park to add value to the held events. Its dynamic layout will allow a multiplicity of events, from weddings, music events to small conferences to occur successfully. An amphitheatre overlooking the lake will allow larger gatherings to enjoy staged events.

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Promenade

The envisioned promenade that will link the retail hub to the events hall will be of a timber construction positioned on the lake edge. This walkway will allow for a comfortable movement corridor with cafes, shops and restaurants feeding into it. The lake edge with have space for canoes and small paddling boats to be stored or moored. Activities such as fishing, cycling and other passive recreation uses connected to the restaurants and cafes will be accommodated into the design.

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To further extend the utilisation of the Agodi Park and Gardens, a number of hotel chalets are to be constructed on the site. These hotel chalets will be sited within the forest, with natural materials, such as timber and stone, blending the structures into the landscape. The chalets will have a strong indoor-outdoor relationship with large glazed openings and decks to utilise the forests ‘sense of place’, creating a unique vacation experience for a visitor. Each chalet will be positioned so as to maximise their views into the park and gardens and their privacy.

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Health Spa

Linking to both the hotel chalets and the events centre, the new health spa will allow a visitor to swim and bath, relax in the sun, enjoy a massage whilst overlooking the forest stream in privacy. The spa’s buildings will blend into the forest and vegetation, while utilising best practise passive climate controls for a comfortable experience. Outdoor sun decks and swimming pools will offer a more exclusive usage than the public waterpark for visitors.

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Golf Course

The 9-hole Chip and Putt golf course will be designed to test both the amateur and ‘scratch’ golfer. The course will meander between the forest and stream landscape starting from the events hall.

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