Did you know 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.
2019/20 playground upgrades - voting is now open!
We’re revamping six Kāpiti playgrounds over the next financial year (July 2019/June 2020). Whether your kids are two or twelve, if these playgrounds are in your neck of the woods, we want to hear your ideas for what you want to see at your park.
Our first round of consultation closed on 10 May 2019. We asked our community to fill out a short survey to get your thoughts on what you'd like to see at your local playground. We've taken your ideas to our playground suppliers and now have two options per playground to choose from. Check out each playground's page below to see the designs with details about the play equipment and features on offer as well as high-resolution graphics. Remember, the option with the most votes will be built, so cast your vote! Links to surveys are on the individual pages.
- Campbell Park playground, Paekākāriki
- Mazengarb Reserve playground, Paraparaumu
- Pharazyn Avenue playground, Waikanae Beach
- Waimeha Domain playground (partial renewal), Waikanae Beach
We're also now ready to present to the community, options to add more play equipment to the following playground:
We'll be in touch with residents soon regarding the following playground:
- Marere Avenue playground, Paraparaumu - We're going to be working with the local community about the best options for this space.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.