North Shore families can look forward to a safer, more accessible play space at Narrow Neck’s Allenby Reserve this summer, with Auckland Council starting construction on upgrades to the space this month.
“I’m looking forward to seeing this play space getting used by local tamariki and their whānau over the summer break, and I’d like to thank the community for their input during the consultation which has helped the creation of the new space,” says local board chair Toni van Tonder.
Stage one of the upgrade project, which was developed and funded by the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and informed by community feedback, modern accessibility needs and SunSmart requirements, is hoped to be completed by January 2024.
New play equipment destined for the play area includes a junior play module, senior playground, swing set including basket swing, inclusive rotating carousel, springer seesaw rocker and mega swing. Picnic tables, landscaping and improved concrete path access and drainage will also be installed. The site of the play space will also be shifted to a flatter, more accessible location on the reserve.
Stage two of the project will add timber logs as steppers and balance beams, increasing the usable play space. A concrete path is also planned to connect the space to the nearby golf club alongside planting and landscaping of the surrounding area.
Work is hoped to start on stage two as resources become available.
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