Arnold and Arahura parks to be upgraded
Swings and sand play? Slides and roundabouts?
Porirua residents, especially young people, are being asked what they think about new designs for playgrounds in Titahi Bay and Waitangirua.
Arnold Park, at the corner of Tireti and South Beach Access roads in Titahi Bay, and Arahura Park, on Arahura Cres in Waitangirua, are being renewed as the play equipment in them needs replacing.
Arnold Park is a popular play area and is overdue for a revamp, said Western ward councillor Mike Duncan.
‘‘It’s really exciting to see this draft design, my grand-daughter Bella will love the basket swing and sand play area and I’m keen to hear what other kids think about it,’’ he said.
The draft design for Arnold Park also includes a climb and slide structure, swing set, roundabout, new pathways, a number of seats and several trees.
Underfoot there would be a mixture of rubber safety surfacing, sand and grass.
In Waitangirua, the draft design for Arahura Park includes replacing the popular track ride and a fun spring rocker with three seats and a standing platform.
Eastern Ward councillor Kylie Wihapi said the new design looks fantastic.
‘‘I’m often at playgrounds with my son Cooper and he’s a big fan of swings, so it’s great to see they’ve included a basket swing in this draft design,’’ she said.
‘‘I love the plan to have an interactive, hands-on play flower for children who can cre- ate noises as they turn its petals.
‘‘It’s something a bit different for the city.’’
Each park has an information board and a mailbox where you can post your feedback until March 10. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 237 5089.
Porirua Western ward councillor Mike Duncan and grandson Jacob at Arnold Park in Titahi Bay.