We have 49 playgrounds in neighbourhoods across Kāpiti, and each year we upgrade a selection of them from across the District. We carefully monitor all our playground equipment to make sure it stays safe to play on. This is measured against national standards, and each year we replace the equipment that's reaching the end of its safe shelf life.
When we upgrade playgrounds, we do our best to keep them accessible, fun, varied and make sure they cater for a wide range of abilities. They need to meet the needs of the children that use them, and their caregivers. We have set budgets for each playground and we aim to provide new equipment that meets the criteria, fits with what we can afford and meets community needs. Our parks team works hard to be creative and make sure we get the best 'bang for buck' solutions with the money available.
2020/21 playground upgrades
We will be revamping the following two Kāpiti playgrounds this financial year (July 2020/June 2021).
Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback on the playground renewal for our two playgrounds. The following pages outline what we heard in July/August 2020:
- Matai Road Reserve playground, Raumati – what we heard from you (July/August 2020)
- Kotuku Park playground, Paraparaumu Beach – what we heard from you (July/August 2020)
We then asked you which of the possible options you wanted to see built. These options, and the results, are outlined our our Have your say website:
- Matai Road Reserve playground, Raumati – two options for voting
- Kotuku Park playground, Paraparaumu Beach – two options for voting.
Questions and answers
We regularly get asked questions about our playground upgrades and we know they can be a hot topic.
If you have a question that we haven't covered, please get in touch by calling us, 0800 486 486 or emailing [email protected].
2019/20 playground upgrades
- Campbell Park playground, Paekākāriki
- Mazengarb Reserve playground, Paraparaumu
- Pharazyn Avenue playground, Waikanae Beach
- Waimeha Domain playground (partial renewal)
- Tasman Road Reserve, Ōtaki Beach (partial renewal).
Marere Avenue playground
We have now come up with the final design and will begin the upgrade at Maere Avenue of the playground and shared path from 20 July to 8 August 2020 (weather permitting).