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Scarborough Water Playground design gets go-ahead from Community Board

Work will start soon on the Scarborough Water Playground after the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board gave the go-ahead to the final design today.

Board Chair Sara Templeton said the design reflected the community's desire for a facility where pre-schoolers could have fun with water in a variety of ways.

“We've had some really good community consultation and feedback on the project. The pool and wet deck combination is exciting and we're looking forward to seeing the city's children having fun there next summer," she said.

Because of the facility’s importance to the community, the Council delegated to the Hagley/ Ferrymead Community Board the authority to sign-off the final design so tendering for construction could proceed without delay.

The Scarborough Water Playground is one of the Christchurch City Council’s Top 30 prioritised facilities and is due to open in November in time for the 2014/15 summer season.

Cr Yani Johanson, Chairperson of the Community Committee of the Council welcomes the progress of another key community project.

“The water playground will be a fantastic facility that adds to the attractiveness of Sumner as a fun place for families to enjoy. I commend the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board for its work on finalising the design. This is a good example of the new Council's desire to give Community Boards greater involvement and responsibility to get on and get things done.”

The new, larger water playground will be fully accessible to people with disabilities and links to the nearby playground. Features include:

• paddling pool and wet deck with shade sails
• water toys such as water arch jets, geysers, sprays, fountains and tubes, some with buttons and pumps
• shaded and sheltered seating with planters
• native trees and shrubs.

For more information on the Scarborough Water Playground go to www.futurechristchurch.co.nz

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