The New Brighton Beachside Playground was opened on 20th December 2017 by Councillor David East and Coastal-Burwood Community Chair Kim Money.
The new playground sits just to the north of New Brighton Library and has everything from water cannons and musical toys to swings, slides and a large waka that children can climb and play in. It also includes both wet and dry play areas, as well as exciting new equipment such as a large rope climbing frame.
Local school children and community members provided great input into the design of the playground, which was the first major project to be executed by our team here at Development Christchurch Limited (DCL). It was delivered ahead of time and under budget.
During the winter of 2018, planned additional works were completed in the playground. These works included the installation of new play equipment such as an in-ground trampoline and a surfboard simulator. Additional seating was added along with the inclusion of local artist Peter Donnelly’s design ‘Diva’s’ – which was etched into the walkways that meander through the playground.
The Beachside Playground has proven to be a successful development, which is being thoroughly enjoyed by New Brighton residents and is attracting visitors from the wider Canterbury/Christchurch region.