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:

Feedback and timeframe

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

Work on the play areas is expected to start in late 2015 or early 2016, and will take six to eight weeks to complete. 

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

Cheyne Walk play area

The draft concept plan for the work includes making the entrance more visible and we are looking into creating a sealed path.

Planned work includes:

  • new playground equipment – climbing frame with slide, balance beams, swings and a spinner
  • safety surface
  • seating
  • picnic table
  • soccer net
  • landscaping at the entrance.

For more information, see the Cheyne Walk Concept Plan (641KB PDF).

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

Chorley Grove play area

The play area is on a small and constrained site above the road. The plan is to add and update the play equipment.

Planned work includes:

  • new playground equipment – climbing frame, double swings, stepping stones, springy animal and spinner
  • new safety surface
  • widen existing entrance path.

For more information, see the Chorley Grove Concept Plan (994KB PDF).

The Council is planning to spend around $55,000 on this project.

Churchill Park play area

The play area is behind the dunes at Seatoun Beach. The draft plan features a pirate ship as a central feature and includes a range of other play equipment. We are proposing using sand as a safety surface for the main play area.

Planned work includes:

  • new playground equipment – pirate ship, climbing sliding frame, swings, including a basket swing, flying track, balance beams and seesaw
  • safety surface
  • seats
  • picnic table.

For more information, see the Churchill Park Concept Plan (825KB PDF).

The Council is planning to spend $125,000 on this project.

Gilbert Young play area

The play area is an open site behind a sealed car park off Fraser Avenue in Johnsonville. The draft concept plan replaces very old equipment and moves the play area further into the park space. A play trail is proposed to improve the visibility of the play area from the car park. We are looking into creating a sealed path through the park.

Planned work includes:

  • new playground equipment – climbing frame with slide, giant swing, basket swing and toddler swing, balance beams, flying track, soccer net, seesaw and spinner
  • safety surface
  • seating
  • picnic table.

For more information, see the Gilbert Young Concept Plan (929KB PDF).

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

Hanson Street play area

This play area is next to the car park entrance to the Wellington Town Belt on Hanson Street, Newtown.

Planned work includes:

  • improved access from the car park and the Hanson Street footpath
  • new playground equipment – climbing frame with slide, giant swing, basket swing and toddler swing, balance beams, flying track, soccer net, seesaw and spinner
  • safety surface
  • seating
  • picnic table.

For more information, see the Hanson Street Concept Plan (928KB PDF).

The Council is planning to spend $60,000 on this project.

Examples of new play equipment

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