Re­serve gets spruce up


School chil­dren are adding a colour­ful touch to an up­grade of an Auck­land park.

Artist Katy Wal­lace’s de­sign con­cept was cho­sen for the up­grade of Sandringham Re­serve and play­ground.

The Gis­borne-based artist has been work­ing with a year 6 class from Eden­dale Pri­mary School to make large con­crete mo­saic tiles to be placed at the en­trance to the re­serve.

The mo­saic is based on a tra­di­tional ko­lam geo­met­ric de­sign which is seen through­out In­dia.

Wal­lace says the pat­tern is usu­ally drawn on a doorstep as a sym­bol of wel­come.

‘‘It adds a mul­ti­cul­tural flavour into the park,’’ she says.

The re­serve will also fea­ture cob­ble­stones de­signed to look like pic­nic rugs and ta­bles, with fi­bre­glass ta­ble cloths and a wooden fort play­ground.

As part of this, Spice has been col­lect­ing the com­mu­nity’s feed­back on the re­serve and wider vil­lage and will present their find­ings to Auck­land Coun­cil at the end of June.

Spice will present the re­sults of the feed­back at a pub­lic event on May 28 at Eden­dale Pri­mary School from 2.30pm till 5pm.

Visit for more in­for­ma­tion.


Eden­dale Pri­mary School stu­dents Rib­hav Sharma, 10, and Beth-Anne Miller with artist Katy Wal­lace.

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