New Takaka playground ready by November
Parts of the main play-structure, soon to be the new Takaka playground, are sitting at the wharf at Port Nelson.
Golden Bay children can look forward to playing on it by November.
Children and families have been waiting for long-awaited upgrade of the 34-year-old wooden playground for over a year now.
Some parts of the ‘‘natural-style, non-plastic’’ structure have arrived after being shipped from Europe, and the Tasman District Council is waiting for the rest.
TDC spokesperson Chris Choat said it decided to wait until at least the end of the school holidays to start work on the project.
‘‘You just have to look at the grief Nelson City Council are facing for starting their Tahuna upgrade during the holidays, even though they had a very good reason.’’
The project includes full landscaping to upgrade the layout of the playground, so it is more than the replacement of the current play gear.
On the current schedule it was looking like the end of November for reopening, he said.
TDC reserves officer Glenn Thorne said in May that the main play-structure was custom-built for Takaka and has about 10 play elements including sliding, climbing, balance, and upper-body play.
The rest will feature stand-alone items such as swings and in-ground trampolines, water play and many locally-made pieces.