Paddington playground proposed play space renewal

Let us know what you think about the opportunity to update and enhance Paddington Playground

Project status: Decision made
Open for feedback: 15th March 2019 - 7th April 2019

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Consultation has now closed

Consultation on Paddington Playground Renewal has now closed. People were able to provide feedback from 15 March to 7 April 2019.

During this time we heard from 24 individuals and groups. You can read their feedback [DOCX, 18 KB]

Community Board have made the decision to proceed with this proposal. Construction began on site late January 2020. 

The approved concept plan [PDF, 1.8 MB] is available. Some very minor changes were made such as the existing seat being relocated a bit closer to the play area.



This play space project is part of our programme to make sure your local community has play equipment that is suitable, safe and  meets the New Zealand Playground Standards.

Our vision for the new play space is to provide a range of play equipment that will cater for a wider range of abilities and age groups. We also plan to install new gardens and four new trees, near the playground, to enhance the play area. For the planting around the playground we will select plant species that are low to the ground to ensure good visibility is maintained. 

A concept plan [PDF, 1.9 MB] is presented to show the new layout.

There are two soft fall areas that differ in height so ramps will be installed to aid movement between the two areas. 

We would like to hear your views prior to the final design. We would appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us.  

Paddington Playground panorama

Existing playground

Play space renewal includes:

    • Timber play structure with a double wave slide, monkey bars, bridge, and a climbing wall. This is perfect for developing balance, co-ordination and climbing skills
    • Spring rocker with your choice of either a wobbly wood frog or butterfly
    • Excellent new swing system with one popular basket style swing and two strap swings
    • Carousel  and  see-saw
    • New bark soft fall areas
    • New path access from the road
    • Relocating the park seat and a new picnic table
    • New gardens including four new trees 


Volleyball net and basket ball half court

The  volleyball net is in good condition and this will be kept  as long as possible.  The  basketball half court is also in good condition.  However, we propose to move it closer to the playground away from residential properties when the court comes up for renewal.


Paddington 1/2 basketball court

Existing basketball half court

Paddington Volleyball net

Existing volleyball net

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