St James Park paths in need of repair? Or an asphalt upgrade?

Some of the path through St James Park gets wet & muddy in bad weather, and there’s been a call for repairs or maybe an upgrade to asphalt. The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board discussed this a few meetings back and are waiting on advice from staff. What do Think Papanui readers think? Should this be a minor repair? Or would there be value in having a sealed path right through the park? Please share your thoughts in the comments.