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We've been working with the students of Waitākiri School to develop a new playground. We're now seeking your feedback on the design.
In May 2022, we worked with students at Waitākiri School to choose from a range of play equipment and create a playground that would meet the needs of both the school and local community.
We asked the students to select equipment that would suit a wide range of ages and abilities. They needed to consider accessibility, what the equipment was made of, how many children could use it at one time, and budget.
We encouraged students to share the options with their peers and come back to us with their final thoughts. The students' choices were very creative and helped guide us to plan a play space that can be accessible and fun for everyone who uses it.
We're now sharing the plan with the local community so you can provide feedback before it is presented to the Waitai Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board in early 2023 for approval.
Once approved by the Community Board, we will order the play equipment, prepare the construction plans and engage a contractor to carry out the work.
Due to the current lead times on play equipment, we expect that construction will begin mid-2023.
|Promotes swinging, hanging, climbing, crawling, strength and height awareness.|
Double Wave Slide
|1.8m high double wave slide, integrates multiple senses, including balance, tactile and an awareness of the position and movement of the body. To use this equipment, children need to climb which promotes coordination. Team work and development of interpersonal skills when you can race or use the activity with a friend or family member.|
|This item springs and rotates, it provides challenge depending on the users ability, users can sit, kneel, stand or lay on the platform. Enhances balance, coordination and movement of the body.|
Orion Climbing Carousel
|Suits a wide range of ages and abilities and can accommodate up to 20 children at a time. Smaller children, infants or those with limited mobility can sit or lay in the bottom basket or use the ropes to pull themselves up and be spun around. Older children can climb up to the next level and either spin themselves around or see how high they can climb.|
|Enhances balance and coordination, makes the necessary functions of the playground edging multifunctional and challenging.|
Accessible picnic table
|A wheelchair-accessible picnic table has been included in the plan.|
The playground will connect to the existing paths that run through the reserve.