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.

Churchill Park play area

The play area is behind the dunes at Seatoun Beach. Work begins on the week of 26 January, starting with the removal of the old equipment. The new playground will take about 8 weeks to build.

The finalised plan includes:

  • new playground equipment such as a pirate ship, crows nest climbing tower, basket swing and seesaw
  • safety surface (made from sand)
  • seats
  • picnic table.

For more information, see the Churchill Park plan (429KB PDF) or email churchillpark@wcc.govt.nz.

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 finalised plan replaces very old equipment and moves the play area further into the park space, with work scheduled to start in late February.

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 plan (1.4MB PDF) or email gilbertyoung@wcc.govt.nz.

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

Examples of new play equipment

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