Makeover for Sherwood Reserve playground

Last Updated : 29 Sep 2015
A wooden castle is one of the main features of the new playground. 

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board is upgrading Sherwood Reserve playground, with new features to include several imaginative ideas from Northcross Intermediate students.

In keeping with the Sherwood Forest theme, the central feature is a large wooden castle. There will also be thrones, picnic tables and a set of medieval stocks, which will be carved by prisoners from the Northland Region Corrections Facility in Kaikohe.

A ‘lava floor’ feature that children can cross without touching the ground will form a 30m obstacle course, and the playground will also have a climbing module and swings.

“The new playground will be in keeping with the reserve’s natural landscape and use natural elements like wood and rock,” says Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Chairperson Julia Parfitt.

“The equipment will be easily accessible for all ages of children and cater for a wide range of abilities.”

The playground is due to open in November.

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