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We are committed to improving the accessibility of our play spaces for the whole community by having connecting paths to each site. And, excitedly, our playgrounds will include items of sensory play, that incorporate touch and sound.
Playground upgrades and renewals are driven by the condition of the equipment. Sometimes the equipment can look perfectly fine but in reality be close to the end of its life. The inspections we do of the equipment is quite in-depth, so while the equipment may look perfectly fine, underneath the paint and coverings is where the true condition is measured.
Have your say on play - Wairaka Park renewal.
Plans are getting under way to renew the equipment at Wairaka Park as it is coming to the end of its life. It’s important to us that this space continues to be enjoyed and meets the needs of the community. Sharing your thoughts, ideas and feedback will inform the design of the space.
The area outlined in red (below) is the focus of the renewal works.
Along with the play equipment, the current seating, rubbish bin and park signage will be replaced. Existing buildings, car parks, roadways, the dell and the existing large trees and vegetation will remain as is.
Ideally the construction works will happen in late summer/early autumn next year (2022).
You can submit your feedback by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 04 237 5089.
A survey we carried out, asking questions such as who uses it and accessibility, closed in October. Thank you for your thoughts and feedback - we are currently analysing the information that has been shared and will inform you of the concept design in late October/early November.
We are making plans to upgrade Moray Park in Papakōwhai in February/March 2021 and have heard your ideas about what we could include in the upgrade, and how you or your whānau use the space.
Thank you for sending us your votes for the Moray Park playground. We received 100 votes from the community and the preferred playground was Option 2 with 62% of the vote.
Thank you for taking the time to vote for your favourite playground.
Ascot Park Playspace upgrade vote results!
Thank you for sending us your votes for the Ascot Park playground. We received 112 votes from the community and the preferred playground was Option 2, with 67%. Thank you for taking the time to vote for your favourite.
We are finalising the design now and construction for the majority of the new playspace upgrade is planned for March/April 2021.
Some final works may need to be completed later in 2021.
You can email email@example.com or phone us on 04 237 5089 for more information on either of these planned upgrades.
We will use the feedback to inform the design brief of the upgrades. If we have two preferred options following the design submissions, we will give you a chance to vote on your favourite design – so keep an eye out for a second survey in November!
Thanks to the feedback we received from the public late in 2019, we have made changes to the design. You told us that the playground needs to cater for younger children, have challenging elements, can handle a number of kids at one time, not have loud musical items, but include bright, bold colours. We’re confident that this new design ticks all of those boxes after working very closely with our playground suppliers.
There’s a bit going on there and we’re mindful that you may have a few questions. You can always email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 04 237 5089 if you have any queries.
After fantastic feedback from residents, we're pleased to see this playground being well-used. We made some minor changes to make the space extra special. See photos below.
The playground renewal is complete. The playground from a design view looks like this (see below). In the past six months, Bodmin Tce and Navigation Dr reserves have both had their playgrounds renewed. Head over and check them out!
Fun for our tamariki at the upgraded Browns Bay playground6 Aug 2019
Play equipment for children of different abilities features in two newly revamped Porirua playgrounds.28 Nov 2017