Playground Upgrades

The Council is upgrading some of the city's play areas and equipment, and would like feedback from local residents on the planned work.

The play areas to be upgraded include:

  • Lyndhurst Park, Tawa
  • Krull Street Park, Kingston
  • Tui Play Area, Tawa
  • Hazelwood Avenue, Karori

Feedback and timeframe

Letters with copies of the draft concept plan for each play area were sent to residents in August and feedback was requested.

Work on the play areas is expected to start in early 2015, and to take six to eight weeks. 

To provide feedback, contact us using the relevant email address:

Lyndhurst Park play area

The draft concept plan for the work includes new play equipment, paving, seats and landscaping. Existing shade trees and shrubs will be retained and new areas will be planted with native shrubs.

Planned work includes

  • new playground equipment – flying fox, climbing frames, double swings and spinner
  • safety surface
  • landscaping and new native plants
  • extra seating
  • picnic table.

For more information, see the Lyndhurst Park Concept Plan (213KB PDF).

The Council is planning to spend around $85,000 on this project.

Krull Street play area

The play area is on sloping site in Kingston and the plan is to make the most of the land contours. The draft concept plan improves the entrance, landscaping and fence.

Planned work includes

  • new playground equipment – flying fox, climbing frames, enclosed slide, double swings and spinner
  • safety surface
  • new trees and other landscaping
  • seating and picnic table.

For more information, see the Krull Street Concept Plan (170KB PDF).

The Council is planning to spend around $85,000 on this project.

Tui Park play area

This play area is on a rear site in Tawa next to a kindergarten with an entrance from Mexted Terrace. The draft concept plan improves access to the area and provides for new trees and shrubs.

Planned work includes

  • new playground equipment – climbing frames, double swing and spinner
  • safety surface
  • new shade trees and seating.

For more information, see the Tui Park Concept Plan (235KB PDF).

The Council is planning to spend $65,000 on this project.

Hazelwood Avenue play area

The play area is opposite the intersection with Fitzgerald Place. Existing trees will be retained and a new fence will built on the street frontage.

Planned work includes

  • new playground equipment – climbing frame, spinner and swings
  • safety surface
  • new fence.

For more information, see the Hazelwood Avenue Concept Plan (125KB PDF).

The Council is planning to spend $65,000 on this project.

Examples of new play equipment

These diagrams are indicative only - they show the sort of play equipment that may be used.