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Little River Heritage Park

Christchurch, New Zealand
Councils & Developers

“This project has turned out better than expected and will be a very well-used space by both locals and visitors for many years to come.”

Marcy McCallum, project manager for Christchurch City Council

Walk, cycle, explore – and now play!

Tourists have another reason to visit the historical centre of Little River, already a popular destination for walkers, cyclists and explorers. Designed by Christchurch City Council with community feedback, the revitalised playground creatively combined natural and manufactured play elements to become an instant hit with visitors and locals alike.


Christchurch City Council consulted widely with the local community on the new playground’s design, before tasking Citycare Properties to remove the old playground, prepare the site and install Playground Centre equipment. Chosen for maximum fun and inclusion, each piece is a vibrant mix of colourful and natural timber to complement the bushland setting.  A testament to true collaboration, the special play space was completed and able to be enjoyed ahead of schedule.


There’s something for everyone in this destination playground with endless options for active, imaginative and musical play designed to appeal to all ages and abilities.

Anchored by the many climbing, scrambling and sliding choices offered by the popular Activity Hex Tower 8104, the playground’s other standout feature is the adrenalin-fuelled .

Children can climb into the sky and send their crew into orbit with the rotating handwheel, or just lie on the basket to watch the clouds roll by.

Swing into adventure on Flying Saucer - Double Timba Frame (including basket and 2 standard seats, or try something different with the Viking Snake Swing which can hold up to 12 kids!

The train Ultra-Tuff Springy Rocker is a nod to Little River’s railway heritage, while the Clockwork and 3-in-row Interactive Play Panels are a great inclusion for all ages, stages and abilities. The eye-catching Rainbow Sambas Musical Instrument are vibrant, easy and fun to play.

An edging of stepping logs was one of several natural play elements incorporated into the design, to reflect the milling heritage of the area and complement the surrounds.

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