Lake Hood

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Ashburton, New Zealand

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Lake Hood May 03, 2008
About 15 years ago Mr Doug Hood, a man with vision had the bright idea to turn a vast swampy area of land close to the coast, into a beautiful man-made recreational Lake to benefit the entire community of Ashburton. With his Earth moving company he dug out large tracts of the swamp and channeled it into a large attractive lake, with many twists and turns and sheltered corners and launching ramps for small boats and yachts.

Huntingdon Park was established as a prime housing area with sections sell for $300,000+ overlooking the lovely lake.

You can sit and watch the water skiers, or Jet skiers and boats roaring by, or watch the children operating a ferry across the narrorest part of the lake.

All together Doug Hoods foresight has produced an asset to the district. There is a great Cafe restaurant on one pretty corner of the lake, where the wild ducks congragate.
Huntingdon Park, housing community…
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David1989 says:
Thankyou for the opportunity to correct review on Lake Hood Doug Hood was not the man with the vision. The Asburton Aquatic Park society was formed in 1988 later to be a 5 man executive and 2008 The Ashburton Aquatic Park Charitable Trust. Many people worked for 15years now 20years to develope the Lake and Subdivision. The late Doug Hood was one of several people to find the farm that eventually became the lake. He helped as did many others in the early stages to prove the viability.
The entire project was built by volunteers fund raising to get approx $6 million to pay for the contruction. the sales of the sudivision with 20 of the inital 150 still available have funded the restaurant and the running of the park. The lake boasts a 8 lane international Rowing course a international water ski course and 80 ha of pure recreation water. thank you. David West chairman of the Trust
Posted on: May 12, 2009
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