New playground equipment not seen before in Rotorua

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council (RDC) is installing a new playground in Kawaha Point featuring equipment not seen in the district before, including a provision for children with disabilities.News Release

Monday 30 September 2013
New Kawaha Point playground to feature equipment not seen before in Rotorua

ROTORUA 30.09.13: Rotorua District Council (RDC) is installing a new playground in Kawaha Point featuring equipment not seen in the district before, including a provision for children with disabilities.

Work on the new Grand Vue Road Reserve playground is expected to begin in mid-October and the project is expected to cost approximately $45,000.

The new facility follows presentation of a petition to the council by local residents earlier this year and RDC’s subsequent consultation with the wider Kawaha Point community.

RDC landscape architect, Rebecca Cray, said the new playground at the Grand Vue Road Reserve will provide exciting equipment for children, and cater to a wide range in age and ability.

“The playground equipment will provide hours of fun and enjoyment for local children. A ‘buddy swing’ suitable for children with disabilities and a rocket-shaped climbing net will be used for the first time in any of our local parks, with a spinning top and seesaw completing the new equipment being installed.

“New plantings and public seating will further enhance the reserve as an amenity suitable for community gatherings and social activities.

“The development of this project is a really great example of Rotorua District Council and the community working together.”

Works on the Grand Vue Road Reserve playground should be completed by Christmas, weather permitting.

ENDS

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