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Taking play up a level

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Work on Selwyn’s first ‘destination playground’ is set to begin.

Construction of the new playground at Foster Park in Rolleston is planned to start in early September and be completed by early 2018.

The new playground is expected to attract a wide range of ages. A key feature is a large four metre high mound with a slide and a flying fox. A fort on top of the mound has a tunnel slide winding to the ground. The playground also features a natural play area and a mouse wheel along with other popular playground equipment.

Artist's impression - click to view full sizeThe play elements were chosen based on feedback from local school children who were surveyed on their playground preferences. The survey results showed strong support for a mouse wheel, followed by a big slide, a fort and a flying fox.

The playground will be very accessible with a promenade along the side of it, wide paths running through and a koru-shaped path leading to the top of the mound.

A variety of surfaces including artificial turf, rubber softfall and wood chip will make the playground a safe environment for children of all ages. Decking and picnic areas will have shade sails and there will also be native and exotic trees and shrubs.

Last Changed: 17 Jul 2017

 

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