A focus on playgrounds
A dragon, a Kiwi, and the highest swing in Porirua all feature in the latest playground upgrades across the city. Modern play equipment has gone into each park, as well as a unique feature which aims to differentiate each of Porirua playgrounds. At Acheron Street in Paremata, a dragon now guards the bridge to the playground which boasts Porirua’s highest swing set – 4.5m tall. At Chapel Street playground in Takapuwahia residents have planted fruit trees alongside the newly upgraded playground where kids can climb on a kiwi or zoom down the buddy slide with their mates. The Pukerua Bay playground by the railway station now features its own climb-on train as well as an arm wrestling station. And at Gloaming Hill in Titahi Bay, the revamped playground has been bordered by plank walk to challenge the local children. Waitangirua Community Park also has a new swing set featuring the ever popular basket swing that can be used by more than one child at a time of any age or ability. The next playgrounds to be upgraded in the 2014/15 year are: • Whitby’s Silverwoods – Construc
tion starting mid-October.
• Plimmerton’s Karehana Park - Consultation with the local communities will be starting shortly. • Cannons Creek Richard Tautolo Playground - Consultation with the local communities will be starting shortly.
Pukerua Bay Station playground now features a climb-on train.