According to Council information:

The upgrade is expected to take up to six weeks. The pond, wall, and sculptures in this area are remaining. The new playground is designed primarily for children under five years old but will also be fun for older children. The play space has climbing features, panels, a slide, and a wheelchair-accessible carousel.

As well as new equipment, a colourful modern safety surface will be installed. The design of this incorporates the theme of mountains to sea in Waikanae.

Contractors’ hours will be 7 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. The work will create some noise, most of which will be at the early stage of the project as the old equipment is removed.

The new playground should be ready for use in September and will be officially opened during the toi Mahara opening festival on Saturday 28 October.

Legend to the plan:
1. Musical play panel
2. Fully accessible carousel
3. Inground numbers
4. Play mounds
5. Inground trampoline
6. Colourful design safety surface
7. Play panel
8. Talking tubes
9. Curved seating
10. Wooden climbing
11. Rock climbing holds
12. Large climbing mounds
13. Slide