Community views wanted on Kāpiti playground upgrades

Kāpiti kids and those young at heart are been called on to give feedback about what they would like to see at their neighbourhood playgrounds.

KCDC is undertaking its regular renewal programme for playgrounds in Kāpiti and will be upgrading Tennis Court Road in Raumati South, Weka Park in Raumati Beach, Marere Avenue in Paraparaumu, Hookway Grove in Paraparaumu and Waikanae North in Waikanae in 2017/18.

Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says there is a number of ways the Council will be working with the community on the playground upgrades to find out what equipment they would like to see, including distributing survey fliers, running online surveys and hosting playground tours in the next few weeks.

“We aim to create playgrounds that are accessible, fun, varied and cater for a wide range of abilities and our goal is to design interesting playgrounds that meet the needs of both children and their caregivers,” she says.

“There’s lots of ways for our community to get involved and we’re hosting a playground tour where people can drop in and talk with us, enjoy a free sausage sizzle, and tell us what they’d like to see at each playground.”

The playground tours are at:

  • Tennis Court Road on Monday 20 March, 10am and Thursday 23 March, 3.30pm

  • Weka Park on Wednesday 22 March, 10am and Friday 24 March, 3.30pm

  • Marere Avenue on Monday 20 March, 3.30pm and Thursday 23 March, 10am

  • Hookway Grove on Tuesday 21 March, 10am and Wednesday 22 March, 3.30pm

  • Waikanae North on Tuesday 21 March, 3.30pm and Friday 24 March, 10am

    The online survey can be found at or people can reach the Council team by emailing [email protected], with feedback required by 31 March 2017.

    “Once all the information has been collated we’ll provide a summary to the community that’ll outline what we’ve heard and the most popular equipment for each playground,” Ms Law says.

    “When the final design is confirmed with the contractors we’ll be able to give a further update later in the year about when and what exciting developments will be happening at our playgrounds.”