Pupils’ vision for play area
A community hub with a taniwha and a maze are just some of the ideas being offered up by Porirua children for a revitalised playground in Cannons Creek.
Students from Porirua College and Cannons Creek and Windley schools identified Cannons Creek basketball cage and play area, and Bedford Reserve, which is alongside Cannons Creek Pool, as the council-owned land in the area that needed upgrading.
In the past few weeks, other schools shared their ideas for the $225,000 upgrade during sessions with Partners Porirua at the Cannons Creek Library.
All the feedback will be used to develop a landscape plan that will go back out to the children for further comment, mayor Nick Leggett said.
‘‘Many of them identified simple things such as needing a family-friendly, safe play area close to where they live that had plenty of seating and room for picnics,’’ he said.
The work is being done through the council’s City and Schools Partnership Programme.
Rosa Valasi, Agnes Valasi, Ulavao Filipo and Sifoua Valasi at Christmas at the Park in 2011.