Playground upgrades

Over the past couple of years the Council has upgraded many play areas and equipment across the city.

Current upgrades

  • Kainui Reserve/Treasure Island Park and Play Area is currently being upgraded. Construction began in early September, and completion is expected in October/November 2019.
  • Newlands park upgrade - view project page.

Recent completed upgrades

Recent completed upgrades include:

The Crescent Play Area – Roseneath

We sought and considered public feedback on this upgrade in April 2019. We worked with the Roseneath Residents Association to determine which play equipment to keep and which to replace.

We decided to carry out the upgrade in two stages. Stage one was completed on 12 September 2019. It included:

  • New stainless steel slide replacing the old fibreglass slide
  • Updating the toddlers trail with a new track and climbing wall, and loosening up the wobble bridge. (We have left much of the existing toddlers balance equipment in place at the request of the residents association)
  • Landscaping and planting native grasses on the hillside (currently fenced off while the turf becomes established)
  • Refurbished observation deck

The upgrade was completed on 12 September 2019 and cost $123,843.20.

Stage two

We hope to remove the fencing around the native grasses shortly. This will allow us to see how the new set up works for the local children before committing to any additional work

Child sliding out of a long rainbow tube slide.

Khandallah Park – Rainbow Slide

We asked the public for their feedback on the size and colour of the new slide. The most popular option was an 11 metre rainbow slide.

Basket swing, slide structure and seesaws at Larsen Park Playarea.

Larsen Park – Tawa

The Larsen Park play area has now been upgraded.

Details of the upgrades

We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in November 2018.

The upgrade included:

  • Set of swings
  • Basket swing
  • Double see-saw
  • Balance beams
  • Steppers
  • A main play structure that provides opportunities for climbing, balancing and sliding

The upgrade was completed on 17 May 2019 and cost $101,807.27.

Climbing frame, slide and climbing wall at Taylor Park.

Taylor Park Play Area – Tawa

The Taylor Park play area has now been upgraded.

Details of the upgrade

We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in November 2018.

The upgrade included:

  • Set of swings
  • Timber climbing cube
  • Double see-saw
  • Main play structure that provides opportunities for climbing and sliding

The upgrade was completed on 15 March 2019 and cost $84,386.08.

A slide structure at Glamorgan play area.

Glamorgan Park - Northland

Glamorgan Park has now been upgraded.

Details of the upgrade

We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in November 2018.

The upgrade included:

  • Set of swings
  • Basket swing
  • Timber stepping logs
  • Timber stilts
  • Waterlilies balance posts
  • Spinner
  • Main play structure that provides opportunities for climbing and sliding

The upgrade was completed on 22 March 2019 and cost $116,748.08.

Slide and climbing frame at Seatoun Play area.

Seatoun Park and Play Area

Seatoun Park and play area has now been upgraded.

Details of the upgrade

We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in November 2018.

The upgrade included:

  • Set of swings
  • basket swing
  • toddler swing
  • double See-saw
  • min play structure that provides opportunities for climbing, balancing and sliding.

The upgrade was completed on 3 April 2019 and cost $109,547.00.

Fenced in play area at Jeypore park.

Jeypore Play Area - Berhampore

The Jeypore play area for toddlers has now been upgraded.

Details of the upgrade:
We sought and considered public feedback on the proposed changes in November 2018.

The upgrade included:

  • Refurbished swings
  • Main play structure that provides opportunities for climbing and sliding

The upgrade was completed on 31 June 2019 and cost $35,000.00.

More information

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