The decommissioned lighthouse will not be going to waste as it will be salvaged, diverting most materials from the landfill.
The domed roof will be refurbished and reused on the new lighthouse along with the seagull. The chrome seashells and telescopes will be salvaged, refurbished and reused in the new playground.
The lighthouse has been purchased by an interested party and the removal, relocation, and associated costs will be paid for by the new owner – and a donation of $2,500 will be made to a charity of their choice.
There are 107 playgrounds across Wellington City, ranging in size and play equipment – lots of different options and always one near you.
The upgrade to Frank Kitts Park playground follows other recent projects in the region. The play areas at Pembroke Road, Pukehuia Park, Karori Park, Wall Park, Khandallah Library, Cummings Park, Kekerenga Street and Matairangi nature trail extension have all received a fresh face within the last two years.
The renewals at Elizabeth Street in Mount Victoria, Nuku Street in Strathmore and Shorland Park stage one in Island Bay will also be open in time for Christmas.
The play areas at Pirie Street in Mount Victoria, Waipapa in Hataitai, Breaker Bay, Harrison Street in Brooklyn, Chelsea Street in Miramar, Wadestown, Newtown Park, Helston Road and Ōwhiro Bay are also due for renewal, with feedback being collated following a consultation process.