Children’s Play in the Squares

Consultation has concluded

Council wants to make playspaces more inspiring and inviting for children and families to play in the City and the Park Lands.

In 2014, Council asked for your feedback on a draft Children’s Play Action Plan. This draft Plan made reference to local play opportunities in Wellington, Whitmore and Hurtle Squares.

Building on this initial feedback, Council is now seeking your specific input on:
  • What type of play you believe is appropriate for each of these Squares.
  • The level of support for a public toilet in Hurtle Square and suggested locations.

For further information:
  • Read through the Consultation Pack for background information on this project.
  • View the FAQs section on the right-hand side for commonly asked questions about this project.

Council wants to make playspaces more inspiring and inviting for children and families to play in the City and the Park Lands.

In 2014, Council asked for your feedback on a draft Children’s Play Action Plan. This draft Plan made reference to local play opportunities in Wellington, Whitmore and Hurtle Squares.

Building on this initial feedback, Council is now seeking your specific input on:
  • What type of play you believe is appropriate for each of these Squares.
  • The level of support for a public toilet in Hurtle Square and suggested locations.

For further information:
  • Read through the Consultation Pack for background information on this project.
  • View the FAQs section on the right-hand side for commonly asked questions about this project.
Consultation has concluded
  • Stage 1 - 13 August to 14 September 2014

    by Sooz at ACC, over 4 years ago

    During the first stage of engagement we asked you for your ideas and comments on how we can help support a diverse range of play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities in the City.

    Overall, there was good support for the vision and direction of the Draft Children’s Play Action Plan with very strong support for the introduction of more nature based play. Most people were supportive of unfencing playspaces, providing it was appropriately located. However, some people were strongly opposed to unfencing playspaces and what we heard is that a balance is required with some playspaces in the City being fenced to ensure they remain accessible to all.

    Most people were supportive of the idea of local play opportunities in the Squares, but raised concerns about what it would look like, with traditional coloured plastic play equipment not appropriate, but neither was the notion of pure nature play. There were also concerns about safety and fencing and the visual impact this would have on the Squares.

    For background information, click here for Stage 1 Documents.

    During the first stage of engagement we asked you for your ideas and comments on how we can help support a diverse range of play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities in the City.

    Overall, there was good support for the vision and direction of the Draft Children’s Play Action Plan with very strong support for the introduction of more nature based play. Most people were supportive of unfencing playspaces, providing it was appropriately located. However, some people were strongly opposed to unfencing playspaces and what we heard is that a balance is required with some playspaces in the City being fenced to ensure they remain accessible to all.

    Most people were supportive of the idea of local play opportunities in the Squares, but raised concerns about what it would look like, with traditional coloured plastic play equipment not appropriate, but neither was the notion of pure nature play. There were also concerns about safety and fencing and the visual impact this would have on the Squares.

    For background information, click here for Stage 1 Documents.