Kiwirail has now completed the installation of a chain link fence along the northern boundary of Wall park. This was a response to community concerns raised about the safety of children playing in Wall Park due to its proximity to the railway tracks.
Construction is planned for mid-November and will take a phased approach.
- Phase 1: earthworks, removal of redundant equipment, site preparation and install of play equipment
- Phase 2: Planting will be undertaken in April/May 2021 as is a more suitable time of year for planting
- Phase 3: Installation of fundraising components once the funding has been sourced. This includes the BBQ, picnic tables and park benches
The contractor commissioned to undertake the park construction is Open Spaces Ltd and play equipment is currently being ordered from PlayCo.
Working with students:
With guidance from Council urban designers, the students developed concept design plans for a revitalised Wall Park. The students carried out community surveys, site analysis, design thinking workshops and developed their ideas through the exploration of design technology. A celebration of their work was shared with the wider community in October 2019.
Our student engagement aims:
- Collaborate with our young people on a real-life place making project.
- Educate students about design thinking, real life process/ways of working.
- Engage students with industry professionals, and exposure to career possibilities.
- Student contribution to their own community enhances a sense of ownership and belonging within Linden.
Read more in the Education Gazette (259KB PDF)
13 May – 24 October 2019: Engagement with students from Tawa Intermediate and Linden Schools
24 October – 7 November 2019: Wider consultation was undertaken at Tawa Library and the Linden Social Centre seeking feedback on the issues and opportunities for Wall Park.
The students concept designs were on display at the Tawa Library with the consultation boards.
Construction is scheduled to start mid-November
Planting day: Mid 2021 (dates TBC)
Matthew Beres, Play Spaces Specialist
Parks, Sports and Recreation