Work started on Takapuna's new playground

Publish Date : 05 Apr 2016
New playground for Takapuna beach
Jackie Kerridge and Christopher Reeve, accompanied by their grandchildren, turn the first sod at the new Takapuna Beach Reserve playground.

The first sod has been turned on Takapuna's new world-class playground project at Takapuna Beach Reserve. 

Features of the playground will include a water play area, a large wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round, all-abilities swings, a wheelchair-accessible trampoline, an all-abilities seesaw, climbing ropes, picnic tables, park benches, a tower, slides, and more. 

Worksite fencing and project signage is up, and earthworks are set to start in early April. Construction is expected to take 8-12 weeks. 

The new playground has a total value of around $950,000. This includes related costs of playground design, council consenting, project management, purchase and importation of equipment, earthworks and playground construction. 

Locals also donate

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board have supported the project by providing land use approval, $25,000 for playground design consultancy, underwritten $75,000 of its construction costs, and will assist with an opening event once construction is completed.

Jackie Kerridge and Christopher Reeve, the local couple who donated generously to make this playground a reality, attended the sod-turning event with their grandchildren and did the honours with the spade. 

New playground for Takapuna beach4
Artist's impression of the new Takapuna Beach Reserve playground.

Keep an eye on the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Facebook page for further project updates. An opening event expected to take place in June.


Back to News