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.

Alexandra Road play area proposed upgrade 

The Alexandra Road play area is categorised as one of our local basic playgrounds which caters for young children and features a set of modular play equipment.

We are suggesting the new play equipment uses the existing main timber fort structure but re-models it and adds new equipment. This would be the centre piece of the play area with the remaining play equipment being moved closer to this piece allowing a greater free kick around space.

We have also allowed a space for a potential community garden development as previously requested by the local community.

Proposed changes

The draft plan suggests the following:

  • 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

Work is expected to begin on the new playground in April 2017.

The Council has budgeted $68,780 to spend on this project.

Alexandra Road - Playground Upgrade Proposal (2MB PDF)

Public feedback

You can provide feedback on the draft plan by emailing playarea@wcc.govt.nz.
The closing date for feedback is 30 January 2017.

Progress on Allington Road and Brasenose Place play area upgrades

We asked for public feedback on the proposed changes and this feedback closed on 10 October 2016. We're considering changes as a result of the feedback and drawing up final plans. We'll then order playground equipment and book the work in to install  the equipment - most likely January or February 2017. We'll make the updated plans available before this time.

Allington Road play area - proposed changes

The play area is categorised as one of our basic local playgrounds, which typically cater for young children and feature a set of modular play equipment. 

The space is limited in size but a small area has been provided as a grassed open free space.

The draft plan suggests the following:

  • 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 (1.2MB PDF)

The Council has budgeted to spend $51,000 on this project.

Brasenose Place play area - proposed changes

The play area is categorised as one of our basic local playgrounds, which typically cater for young children and feature a set of modular play equipment.
We are suggesting the new play equipment would s. 

The draft plan suggests the following:

  • 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 has budgeted to spend $51,000 on this project.

For more information, see the Brasenose Place (1.4MB PDF)

Examples of new play equipment

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