Playground upgrades

The Council carries out a scheduled programme of playground upgrades across the city. This makes sure our facilities meet current safety standards, and offer a fun play experience for our younger residents.

Current upgrades

Recently completed upgrades:

Karori Park play area

A large grey slide attached to a wooden climbing structure, surrounded by other play devices. Bark mulch is spread across the ground.

The upgrade included:

  • A toddlers play area with equipment designed for smaller children including a climbing wall, a slide and platform, as well as some interactive and balance equipment.
  • Accessible play equipment including a carousel, an inground tramp and an inclusive seat in the swing set.  
  • A play fort, four seater swing set, embankment slides and a trampoline. 
  • Nature play area with stepper logs 

Wall Park play area 

Wall Park play area has now been upgraded, with the help of some local students who participated in the early design process. 

The upgrade included: 

  • A nature play area 
  • New swing set
  • Flying fox 
  • Accessible claw swing 
  • Embankment slide 
  • Monkey bars

Khandallah Library play area

A play area shaped like a stylised elephant. The trunk of the elephant is a tubular slide.

The Khandallah Library play area has now been upgraded.

The upgrade included:

  • a balance challenge circuit, transitioning between stepping logs & beams
  • an elephant slide, fund raised by the the local Khandallah Business Group (BID)

The cost of the upgrade was $90,000.

Kekerenga Street play area

A large red and white slide to the right, a smaller blue slide to the left, climbing frames behind both and a set of swings in the background. The play area is surrounded by trees, one neighbouring house is seen on the left.

The Kekerenga Street play area has now been upgraded.

We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in November 2019.

The upgrade included:

  • stepping logs
  • longer monkey bars
  • new swings
  • climbing tower with fireman’s pole and slide
  • toddlers pirate tower & slide.

The upgrade was completed in October and cost $138,000

Aro Valley Play Area

A playground surrounded by other buildings, featuring a climbing wall.

The Aro Valley Play Area has now been upgraded.

Details of the upgrade

We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in 2019.

The upgrade included:

  • A climbing cube
  • Set of swings
  • A climber with slides 
  • New planter boxes for community gardening.

The upgrade was completed in April and cost $116,000

Cararra Park Play Area - Newtown

Swing set with a circle net swing on fake turf, with buildings and a large pine tree in the background.

The Carrara Park Play Area has now been upgraded.

We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in 2019.

The upgrade included:

  • A toddlers area with a climbing frame and sliding plus a swing set 
  • A flying fox 
  • A high climbing tower with a slide
  • A climbing upper body strength structure
  • A accessible carousel
  • A swing set with a basket swing
  • Balancing apparatus
  • A bbq, picnic area    

The upgrade was completed in July and cost $400,000.

Coronation Park Play Area - Tawa

A playground sitting on fake turf, including a obstacle course, monkey bars, tunnel, stairs and a roof.

The Coronation Park Play Area has now been upgraded.

We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in 2019.

The upgrade included:

  • See - saws 
  • A climbing hut with a slide and a wobble bridge 
  • Monkey bars 
  • A swing set with a basket swing

The upgrade was completed in May and cost $92,000.

Victory Park - Tawa

The playground is on bark chip, with lots of obstacle course activities, and  a smaller, toddler sized structure with a slide.

The Victory Park Play Area has now been upgraded.

We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in 2019.

The upgrade included:

  • A swing set with a basket swing
  • A climbing tower with a slide 
  • Monkey bars  
  • Multiple climbing and balancing apparatus 
  • A little toddlers hut with slide 

The upgrade was completed in May and cost $137,000.

Southgate Park - Southgate

Partially fenced playground on fake turf, includes slide, climbing wall, bars and several different levels.

The Southgate Play Area has now been installed as a replacement to Sinclair Park.

We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in 2019.

The upgrade included:

  • A swing set with a basket swing
  • A climbing wall  fort with a slide and rope ladders
  • Monkey bars with associated balancing pull up bars 
  • A little toddler imagination play unit  
  • A see-saw 

The upgrade was completed in August and cost $160,000

Montgomery Park - Karori

A playground set on fake turf, includes noughts and crosses, tunnels, climbing rope, and lots of platforms.

The Montgomery Play Area has now been upgraded.

We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in 2019.

The upgrade included:

  • A swing set with a basket swing
  • Climbing huts with bridges and slides
  • Monkey bars and rope climbing  

The upgrade was completed in August and cost $125,000.

More information

Phone: 04 499 4444
Email: playground.upgrades@wcc.govt.nz