Sabina playground renewal

Help us by choosing your favourite pieces of play equipment for Sabina playground.

Project status: Open for feedback
Open for feedback: 19th September 2022 - 17th October 2022

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Sabina Playground is a valuable community asset that needs a great selection of new play equipment, in a new location.

All the existing play equipment will be removed as it has reached the end of its useful life. Restrictions in the current Christchurch District Plan rules mean we need to build the new playground more than 10m out from a residential fence. We plan to locate the new play space near the front of the park, and take up approximately one third of the space shown in this plan [PDF, 969 KB], so there will still be room to kick a ball around or use the grass area for other activities.

A new play space with modern and fit-for-purpose play equipment will be constructed with a new accessible path from the street to the playground to improve access. All existing trees will remain as well as some new low planting.

Options Features

Option 1

  • A mix of climbing, sliding and tactile/sensory activities
  • Double wave slide
  • Steering wheel and/or binoculars
  • Steps and rope ladder
  • Fireman pole
  • Shade
  • Interactive play panels at ground level which also provide play value for those not able to climb onto the structure

Option 2

  • Single wave slide
  • Jungle net
  • Arched stirrup ladder
  • Straddle climber
  • Roofed structure
  • Mix of climbing, sliding, balance, gripping, coordination skills




Timber swing set

Metal swing set


  •  1 x toddler/baby seat and 2 x standard strap swings

Option Features

Lunar Spinning Climbing Net

  • A combination of a climbing net and a carousel
  • Can hold 10 children at a time
  • Inclusive – you can sit, kneel, lay, stand or climb depending on your ability
  • Climb, balance, hand grip, sensory, strength, team work, coordination skills

Orbit Spinner

  • A spinning disc set on an angle to add challenge
  • Can hold 3 children at a time
  • Less inclusive than the Lunar due to the angle, but users can still sit, stand, kneel or lay on it depending on their ability
  • Balance, grip, sensory/movement, team work, coordination skills


You can choose two of the items below

Option Features

Honeycomb Spinner

  • 1m diameter honeycomb basket that rotates
  • Inclusive item, can sit, lay, kneel, stand in the basket
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities

Bee Rocker

  • A variety of options to fit a theme
  • Ideal for 0-5 year olds
  • Can be either single or double width model
  • Adds an element of fun and imagination to the space

Trick Skate/Surf

  • A skateboard or surfboard style item that springs and rotates
  • Users can sit, lay, kneel or stand on it depending on their ability

Junior Rocker

  • A springy seesaw that can be used by two children or by an individual
  • Targeted at under 5s


Equipment Features

Nature play to be incorporated into the landscape to add additional play value

  • Stepping posts
  • Logs
  • Boulders
  • Playful edging

Accessible features

  • Accessible picnic table
  • Accessible sealed path from the street




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Kiran Skelton,
Engagement Assistant

How the decision is made

  • Open for feedback