The walking track and internal road area of Sir Roden Cutler Park have been spruced-up with 20 new trees earlier this month.
The move was welcomed by members of the Sir Roden Cutler Park Advancement Association who said the trees will provide shade at the music bowl they have been campaigning for.
The ultimate aim of the committee is to get a music bowl built in the park but while that plan still remains uncertain, the council's plans to improve the park are welcome, Mr Garry Braithwaite said.
"The trees will enhance the park for people who want to use it and this way, even if the music bowl isn't built in five years, at least people will have trees to sit under and enjoy,” he said.
He said there had been a lot of support within the community who wanted to see a music bowl built and the committee would continue to work towards their goal.