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

Recent completed upgrades

Recent completed upgrades include:

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

Khandallah Library play area

The Khandallah Library play area has now been upgraded.

Details of the upgrade

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.

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.

Kekerenga Street play area

The Kekerenga Street play area has now been upgraded.

Details of the upgrade

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

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

Aro Valley Play Area 

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

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

Cararra Park Play Area – Newtown 

The Carrara Park 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 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.

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

Coronation Park Play Area – Tawa

The Coronation Park 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:

  • 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.

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

Victory Park  – Tawa 

The Victory Park 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 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.

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

Southgate Park– Southgate 

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

Details of the upgrade

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

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

Montgomery Park– Karori  

The Montgomery 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 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