Botanic Garden ki Paekākā play area renewal

We have upgraded the beloved Botanic Garden play area to make it a better place to play.

New play area at Botanic Gardens
The newly upgraded Botanic Garden play area.

The Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā play area has been upgraded as part of our Play Spaces Policy. The new play area will be open to the public from noon on Friday 1 March.

About the project

The upgraded play area will be officially opened by Councillor Ben McNulty and mana whenua representatives on Friday 1 March.

The play area includes a modern dual flying fox, a large climbable tower, three long slides and an all-ages swing set. Synthetic safety surfacing has been installed on the more accessible equipment, which includes a transferable carousel, talk tubes, musical panels, and a sensory play module.

After 22 years of service, the play area was due for a well-deserved upgrade, so in 2022 Council engaged with the local community to seek ideas and feedback on potential new designs. Construction on the final design began in October 2023, and was completed in February 2024.

Botanic Garden ki Paekākā play area renewal design plan (9.82MB PDF)

Contact us

For more information about this project contact Matthew Beres, Play Spaces Specialist.