Update — we gather all 49 playgrounds are now ready for use.
The council has engaged a contractor to wipe down all 49 playgrounds in Kapiti and encourages children and guardians to maintain the social distancing need, and wash hands when they can. The pic is of the equipment installed earlier this year on the beachfront Waimeha Domain.
The council message regarding the Pharazyn Reserve equipment:
During Alert Level 3, we have been able to complete the installation of the renewed playground at Pharazyn Avenue Reserve, and with pleasure, we want to let you know that we will be taking the fencing down tomorrow morning for kids to play from noon. This is a much loved playspace, and was suffering from a lot of rust, so we have installed a mainly wooden structure to help reduce the high corrosion often seen at such a coastal site. We do have some additions still to come to the reserve including new mini goalposts in the sunken area, some additional planting and some natural play – however this has been delayed as our Council serviceman who was doing these works has been redeployed doing safety checks and other works to help us transition into Alert Level 2. We will also be getting the maypole refurbished that the community requested to stay, however we need to work on logistics of that (every contractor working on Council land needs a workplan approved which has meant an extra flurry of activity so we can get all our contractors, big and small up and running). In the interim however, the main play structure will be able to be used.