Shorland Park play area upgrade

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

Final plan – coming soon

We’re currently finalising the plan for Shorland Park. Unfortunately, this is taking longer than expected as we try to incorporate feedback suggestions into the design. We are also experiencing delays securing equipment from suppliers due to the impacts of Covid-19.

We’re sorry for the hold up, and look forward to sharing the final plan with you very soon.

A grassy area with swings to the left a large slide in the middle and smaller blue slide to the right. Behind the play equipment are a row of Pohutukawa trees.

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 $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

At the end of last year, we upgraded the interior of the public toilets on Reef Street, increasing the number of cubicles from three to four.

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

Repairs to the ceiling and remedial paint work were completed late last year. Further repair work on the balustrade is planned for later in the year.

What's happened so far

During June and July 2020, we asked the local community for their ideas and suggestions about what they would like to see at Shorland Park. 

These were used to shape a draft concept design, which went out for consultation during November and December 2020.


Phase one: Initial consultation (ideas and suggestions) – Complete

Monday 22 June 2020 – Feedback opened
5pm, Monday 20 July 2020 - Feedback closed

Phase two: Second consultation (feedback on draft concept design) – Complete

26 November 2020 - Feedback opened
5pm 17 December 2020 - Feedback closed

Phase three: Final plan

April 2021 - Final plan to be presented to the public

Phase four: Construction

July 2021 - Construction begins