Shorland Park play area upgrade

We are upgrading the existing play equipment at Shorland Park in Island Bay in 2021.

View of Shorland Park in Island Bay during the daytime, showing slide and swing sets.

We will be consulting with the local community throughout 2020 to ensure the new equipment meets their needs.

Construction is expected to be completed during the 2021/2022 financial year. 

About the project

Shorland Park is a community park in Island Bay, with a well-used but ageing play area. 

The play area is due for an upgrade as part of Wellington City Council's renewal programme. See our Play Spaces Policy (2017) for more information.

The approximate budget for this project is $400k.

To give an approximate indication of scale, Te Papa Tākaro o Jim Belich (Jim Belich Playground), Berhampore was completed on a budget of $500k.

Scope of play area upgrade

The play area upgrade will focus on: 

  • Location of the play areas
  • Liberty swing
  • Replacing existing play equipment (which doesn't meet current safety standards) with new equipment
  • The basketball hoop 

What’s not included

Changes to the overall layout and landscape are outside the scope of this project.

Other works at Shorland Park

Upgrade of public toilets

We are upgrading the interior of the public toilets on Reef Street, increasing the number of cubicles from three to four. This is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

We are also considering other works to be carried out at a later date, including:

  • Upgrading the exterior façade of the public toilets
  • Installation of an outdoor shower

Band rotunda maintenance

Some minor works will be carried out before the end of 2020. These will include:

  • Corrosion control and recoating of the steel railings 
  • Cleaning and recoating the building below the railings to remove the rust staining

How we’re approaching this project 

Initial consultation

During June and July, we asked the local community for their ideas and suggestions about what they would like to see at Shorland Park. 

We are currently evaluating all of the feedback received. This will be used to help prepare a draft concept design, which will go out for consultation later this year.

Phase one: Initial consultation – Complete

Monday 22 June 2020 – Feedback opened

5pm, Monday 20 July 2020 - Feedback closed

Phase two: Second consultation 

Early September 2020 - Initial concept design to be presented to the public for feedback

Late September 2020 - Feedback on initial concept design closes

Phase three: Final concept design 

October 2020 - Final concept design to be presented to the public

Phase four: Construction

Early 2021 - Construction begins


Need help?

David Halliday 
Parks, Sports and Recreation