Newtown Park play area renewal

We’re renewing the Newtown Park play area to make it an even better place to play.

Status Open
Start date 25 November 2021
Closing date 5.00PM, 16 December 2021
Artists impression of the design for Newtown park, showing green grass, swings, slide and other play equipment.
Render of design concept for Newtown Park play area renewal.

Newtown Park concept plan (21MB PDF)

The proposed concept plan includes:

  • New junior module, with a theme to tie in with the neighbouring Zoo
  • New swing set, with a basket swing, toddler seat and belt seat
  • Refurbished bowl spinner, slappy disk spinner, spiker spinner and carousel
  • New nature trail style balance elements
  • New seesaw
  • New picnic table
  • Amenity planting
  • New wider asphalt path to enhance accessibility
  • New artificial turf to enhance accessibility to play equipment

The Newtown Park play area is considered a neighbourhood play area, which provides a handy place for a quick play and play opportunities targeting at least one age group.

This type of play area is for the local neighbourhood within a 600-metre walking distance.

You can read more about Wellington City Council’s strategic vision and planning for play areas in Wellington in our Play Spaces Policy (2017).

Let us know what you think

Check out the plan and let us know your thoughts by emailing

Feedback closes 5pm Thursday 16 December 2021.