Work is now beginning on two long-awaited playground upgrades at Jean Sampson Reserve and Elliott Reserve!
Jean Sampson Reserve
At Jean Sampson Reserve in Northcote Point, the Kaipātiki Local Board is re-imagining the playground area as a fenced toddler playspace, with slides, tunnel, sandpit, talk tubes, climbing and imaginative nature play. There will also be shade sails, seating, picnic table, plantings and the current swing will be upgraded to include a basket swing. Importantly, the memorial fire engine will be cleaned up and relocated within the new playground, and the basketball half-court is staying. Work is currently scheduled to be completed in late-May/early-June.
At Elliott Reserve in Bayview, the old playground is being replaced with a new play-space closer to the tennis courts and partly-sheltered by the trees. There will be a new “castle” play fort with double-slide, wobbly bridge, tunnel and climbing wall, as well as two swing sets, see-saw, springers, stepping stones and logs, a maze-like planted area, seating and plantings. The old playground and path will be removed. Work is currently scheduled to be completed by mid-July.
Both playground upgrades funded by the Kaipatiki Local Board.