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McLean Park

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for McLean Park is 2,352, with a population density of 21.84 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

McLean Park is bounded by Latham Street and Sale Street in the north, the Pacific Ocean, Ellison Street and Te Awa Avenue in the east, Napier Boys' High School in the south, and Chambers Street and Georges Drive in the west.

Name origin

McLean Park is named after Donald McLean, the Native Minister and Government Land Commissioner who purchased land from the local Māori people in the early days of European settlement.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development took place from the 1960s. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable from the mid 1990s.

Land use

McLean Park is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include the National Aquarium of New Zealand, McLean Park, Beach Domain, Centennial Event Centre, Chapman Pavilion, Graeme Lowe Stand, Napier Boys' High School and Te Awa School.