Playground upgrades

The Council is upgrading some of the city's play areas and equipment.

Lyall Bay play area upgrade

We're removing the old playground early to mid June 2017. The new playground is due to be set up from 20 June and will take a few weeks to complete. Please stay well clear of this area while work is under way.

Proposed changes

The play area is categorised as one of our local playgrounds, which typically cater for younger children and feature a small number of activities.
We are suggesting the new play equipment utilises the existing main timber structure but remodels it to form a ship. This would be the centrepiece of the play area and form a good connection with the beach, ocean environment.

The daft plan suggests the following:

  • new play equipment:
    • a ship-like climbing structure with a slide
    • toddler swing and basket swing
    • springer surfboards
    • small toddler 'hut' with balance boards
    • a small water play area
    • safety surface - sand and artificial surfacing
  • new seating
  • picnic tables

For more information, see the Lyall Bay Play Area Upgrade Overview (1.2MB PDF). The Council budgeted a spend of $87,000 on this project.

Alexandra Road play area upgrade 

This new playground will open for use from Monday 12 June 2017. But there will be some lawn areas fenced off until there's good grass cover.

Alexandra Road play area changes

The upgrade included:

  • Remodelling the existing fort for climbing and sliding activities.
  • New swings including a birds nest swing
  • New seesaws
  • A monkey bar
  • A soccer net
  • A picnic table and seats

The Council budgeted a spend of $68,780 on this project. We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in January/February 2017.

For more information, see the Alexandra Road Play Area Upgrade Overview (4.3MB PDF)

Allington Road and Brasenose Place play area upgrades

These new playgrounds have now been upgraded and are ready for us. But please stay off the newly grassed areas until there's good grass cover.

We'll be planting out at each end of the Allington Road playground from June to July 2017.

Details of the upgrades

We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in August/September 2016. 

Allington Road play area changes

The upgrade included:

  • new play equipment:
    • swings
    • a climbing structure with a slide
    • a spinner / carousel
    • see-saws
  • safety surface
  • new seats
  • edge fencing
  • planting for shade.

For more information, see the Allington Road Play Area Upgrade Overview (1.2MB PDF)

The Council budgeted a spend of $51,000 on this project.

Brasenose Place play area changes

The upgrade included:

  • new play equipment:
    • swings
    • a climbing structure with a slide
    • a spinner / carousel
    • see-saws
  • safety surface
  • new seating
  • picnic table
  • planting for shade.

The Council budgeted a spend of $51,000 on this project.

For more information, see the Brasenose Place Play Area Upgrade Overview (3.5MB PDF)

Examples of new play equipment

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

toddler swing and basket swing
toddler swing and basket swing
toddler swing and basket swing
toddler swing and basket swing
springer surf boards
small toddler “hut with balance boards
a small water play area
safety surface – sand and artificial surfacing
 

More information

Phone 04 499 4444
Email playarea@wcc.govt.nz