Inspired by the area’s aviation history, the upgraded playground at Hobsonville War Memorial Park has been busy ever since it reopened in early April.
Upper Harbour Local Board Chair Anna Atkinson says residents’ feedback inspired the aviation theme which includes a large airport tower.
“It’s exciting to have residents’ feedback reflected in the play equipment that has been fitted into the existing space.
“The nod to aviation history with the tower, rocker and play panels and the splashes of red used throughout has created a fun play space.
“The wish list can be long when asking for feedback. So, it’s impressive to see what has been achieved given the space and budget.”
The playground cost $375,000, caters to children up to 11 years, and features:
- baby swings, belt swings and a basket swing (all accessible)
- an aeroplane rocker
- balance beams/ balance log for nature play
- play module with a large airport tower that has a platform height of 2.7 metres, a junior slide and tower, aeroplane play panel, tunnel, fireman’s pole, playshop, a wobbly bridge, tunnel slide, rope climber and climbing net
- a netball hoop and play surface
- a shaded picnic area
- rope fencing as a buffer to the busy road.
A new footpath makes for easier access and new markings will be added once the concrete has cured. A new drinking fountain will also be installed.
“We've had lots of positive feedback from parents and community groups about the new playground, which makes all the hard work that went into the project worthwhile," Atkinson says.
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