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New equipment for two city playgrounds

Tuesday 5 February 2013, 2:33PM
By Hamilton City Council
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HAMILTON

Work to install new play equipment at two Hamilton City Council-owned parks begins this week.

The work, budgeted in Council’s 10-Year Plan, will see new items installed at Donny Park in Chartwell and Ashurst Park in Te Rapa.

Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Manager Sally Sheedy says the work at Donny Park will be near the Bankwood Road frontage.

“Our contractors will be installing a new rotating cargo net, Diabolo junior play unit, a spring-loaded rocker, plus what is known as an aeroskate - the user holds on to the grips and gains momentum by gliding along the rail on skateboard-type fitting,” says Miss Sheedy.

“This equipment replaces an aging playground we removed last year.”

At Ashurst Park, the work is the second phase of a playground upgrade which began in late 2011.

“We’re installing a new 50-metre flying fox, along with a swing set which includes a basket seat swing,” Miss Sheedy says.

Work on both projects is expected to be completed on 1 March.