Onerahi Playground has been upgraded.
18/11/2014 12:00 a.m.
Everyone’s a winner out of the $50,000 Onerahi Playground upgrade.
Following the decision to replace the 20-plus-year-old playground WDC Parks Technical Officer Spencer Jellyman asked designers to present options for a new one.
Then he took the options to some REAL experts – Onerahi and Raurimu school pupils.
“They selected this one because they liked the look of it best. That was good because I thought it was the best value for money, too,” said Mr Jellyman.
“When the old playground was dismantled one of its slides was donated to a Whangarei school. Other bits and pieces were kept to recycle into other parks, and the rest went for scrap metal.”
The new playground was then installed by Park Supplies, the same company that did the Mander Park playground upgrade, and the playground has been a great success ever since.
The Onerahi skateboard ramp nearby is also due for renewal. Mr Jellyman presented some new designs to Onerahi School pupils and youngsters using the skate park at William Fraser Memorial Park on Pohe Island during the school holidays.
They asked for a few changes to be made, and these are due back from the designer soon. The plan is for that project to start (on the ground) in March next year.