A fo­cus on play­grounds

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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.

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