- Auckland, New Zealand
- Councils & Developers
The Auckland City Council embarked on the upgrade of the playground in Commissariat Reserve in Mt Wellington in response to calls from local parents who saw the need for a playspace that catered for a wider range of age groups.
The product of close consultation with local residents, the new, more inclusive playground includes a clever combination of play equipment which specifically targets children from toddlers to tweens (and above). The playground also has a ‘green theme’, with the design of the equipment drawing inspiration from the tree-lined reserve and one of the biggest trends in outdoor play, nature play.
The Commissariat Reserve playground has loads of appeal. It’s a visually stunning playground that’s filled with high quality equipment crafted in New Zealand from locally sourced timbers that’s complemented by brilliant green features.
We custom-built the 2.8 metre tower and massive tube slide, using our high-tech design software to create a super-fast slide that’s a major drawcard for the park. We also got creative with the tower structure. The tower is made from tall ‘tree trunks’ and fitted with multiple ways to scale it - just like climbing a tree.
Mindful of the community’s desire to encourage younger and older kids to engage in active, outdoor play the big slide was designed with 6-12 year olds in mind and we installed the smaller SC384 Timber Module tower and slide combo for the little ones.
The variety of age-targeted equipment continues throughout the playground. The Starfish Rocker and swings are perfect for parents with younger kids, while the rope course and super-cool Log Bridge Fitness Station offer fun and fitness for older kids (and adults).