East to get new wa­ter fea­ture


A new chil­dren’s wa­ter fea­ture is be­ing built at Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Cen­tre to make a splash for fam­i­lies this com­ing sum­mer.

The ANZ Bank and Auck­land Coun­cil are part­ner­ing to cre­ate a splash pad at the Paku­ranga pub­lic com­plex which will have foun­tains, mist sprayers and el­e­vated struc­tures, de­signed to pro­vide chil­dren of all ages with a free, safe and fun wa­ter play area.

ANZ re­tail and busi­ness bank­ing man­ag­ing di­rec­tor An­to­nia Wat­son, How­ick Lo­cal Board chair­man David Collings and chil­dren from the lo­cal Kauri Kids turned the first spade­ful of dirt at the site on Au­gust 9 to start the con­struc­tion.

The coun­cil’s head of ac­tive recre­ation, Rob McGee, says he’s happy with the way the part­ner­ship has been able to de­liver a pub­lic project.

‘‘We worked to­gether to iden­tify what the op­por­tu­nity might look like, looked at the var­i­ous op­tions and we ul­ti­mately agreed on splash pads.’’

Wat­son says the out­door wa­ter play­ground will be an en­joy­able ad­di­tion to the pool fa­cil­ity for fam­i­lies.

‘‘You can’t beat a splash pad on a hot day. They’re safe, free and ter­rific fun.

‘‘We’re a proud part of this com­mu­nity and it’s ex­cit­ing to be able to fund this splash pad which will be a mag­net for kids and their fam­i­lies.’’


The ANZ’s An­to­nia Wat­son, How­ick Lo­cal Board chair­man David Collings, and Kauri Kids Ha­ley Tee, Car­tyr and Indyana Clifton.

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