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Centennial/ Naish Park (Stage 1)

CLIENT: Clutha District Council
COMMUNITY: Naish & Centennial Park Redevelopment Group
Balclutha, New Zealand
Councils & Developers | Landscape Architects

“It’s been so lovely to see our families play on the new playground and to share our hard work with the community. For the future stages, we have some great ideas still in mind, including a flying fox.”

Lynda Miller, Naish & Centennial Park Redevelopment Group, Source:

Playground puts fun on the map

The transformation of Balclutha’s adjoining Centennial and Naish Parks into a premier community recreational space is well underway, with the much-anticipated destination playground being embraced and enjoyed by all ages.

The vibrant play and exercise space, complementing the new dog park, bike track and surrounding parkland, is a feat of passion for a community wanting an outdoor space all can enjoy.


What a pleasure to work alongside Clutha District Council, designers Creo and the Naish & Centennial Redevelopment Committee to bring to life their dream destination playground. It’s the latest stage in a redevelopment masterplan more than three years in the making, designed to tell the story of Balclutha, its local history, landmarks and culture. A second stage will incorporate more challenging play elements for older children and adults, as well as a fitness circuit.


Fun, fitness, and imagination abound in this vibrant play space featuring a colourful range of customised and Playground Centre manufactured, as well as imported equipment.

There are two impressive focal points - the 6m Grand Vista with its climbing chimney, four ladders and two horizontal nets is an irresistible lure for climbers of all ages and abilities, alongside the triple-decker Octagonal Lighthouse Tower with twin tube slides and wave slide.

No playground is complete without swings and the custom bank of nine – featuring the Flying Saucer Triple Frame and - ensures everyone in the family has the chance to fly. Meanwhile, drivers of all ages will rule the roads in the custom Milk Tanker 173 - Truck & Trailer Toddler Play .

There’s also plenty of opportunity to work on strength, co-ordination and balance with the inclusion of the Stepping Logs Fitness Station, Balance Beam Fitness Station, Tightrope Walk/Chip-up Cube Fitness Station, the Turbo Challenge Fitness Station, Oval Ladder Platform and Whisper Glide Fitness Station.

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