Waihi Beach artist Shane Walker will paint a large-scale 3D mural in Tauranga's CBD as part of an initiative to revitalise the Pop-Up Park on Devonport Rd.

Walker will paint the mural between July 21 and August 11, weather-dependent.

Downtown Tauranga spokeswoman Millie Newitt said the mural was about creating a unique experience for the public.

"The pop-up park was created some years ago as a temporary installation. It was never expected to still be in place," Newitt said.


"We have now developed a concept to revitalise the area and create a unique 3D interactive mural and we can't wait to see it come to life."

The project was a collaboration between Downtown Tauranga and Tauranga City Council with sponsorship from Resene.

People were invited to a public painting day from midday to 4pm on July 14 to help paint the walls, lettering, furniture and pillars with base colours.

Newitt said there would also be a paint station for the children.

"It's about creating opportunities for the community to engage and be a part of experiences in the city centre," she said.

"The benefit of involving the community, is it encourages participation, engagement and ownership of the space and that's what we love to see in the city centre."

The original Pop-Up Park was created as a temporary space for the public to sit and relax in the city centre.

In October 2015, five artists were commissioned by Creative Bay of Plenty to create artwork on the existing pillars and walls.


"It will be fantastic to give the pop-up park a much-needed coat of TLC and we hope the public come along and be a part of it," Newitt said.

"It will be great fun and a creation for all to enjoy."

Tauranga City Council spokesman James Jacobs said revitalisation of the park and the community day was exciting.

"I look forward to seeing it inject some interest and vibrancy in the city centre," he said.