Families invited to help choose new playground equipment

​21 December 2017

Council is calling on families, particularly from the Cromwell area, to help it choose the new equipment for a playground to be installed at the Big Fruit Reserve in 2018.

 

Earlier this year the first stage of public consultation provided Parks staff with an understanding of what the community would use the space for and the type of equipment it wanted to see.

 

The feedback indicated that the community had a desire for a playground to cater for pre-school children as well as older children. As a result, two separate playground areas within the reserve (senior and junior) are being consulted on.

 

A request for proposals was sent to playground equipment manufacturers in spring. A number of proposals, which met the community feedback-driven brief, were submitted. The proposals have been narrowed down to three options for each age group based on what the community said they would like to see in the space.

 

This next stage of consultation will run over the summer school holiday period.  Signs will be displayed on the future site of the Big Fruit Reserve playground area pointing people to two online surveys – www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFRjunior and www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFRsenior​. Posters will be also displayed at the Cromwell Swim Centre and Cromwell Library for children and families to choose their favourite by way of a “sticky dot poll”.

 

The plan is to fence the junior playground and cover it with a shade sail. The proposed surface under the junior playground equipment will be sand so the three options include sand play elements.

 

 

 

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