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Maidstone Max slides reopen for public use

Maidstone Max slides reopen for public use

Regionally acclaimed, Maidstone Max adventure playground recently had its three large slides upgraded which are now open to the public.

Upper Hutt, 8 July 2014 - Maidstone Max, Upper Hutt’s central city adventure playground recently had its slide mound upgraded. As part of the upgrade, the three large slides have been replaced and the surface of the mound has been upgraded.

“The previous safety matting tiles had come to the end of its useful life,” says Upper Hutt City Council’s Parks and Reserves Officer, Conrad King. “The tiles were beginning to deteriorate so we have upgraded it with a new ‘Poured-in-Place’ safety surface.”

The slides were upgraded some weeks ago but have not been open to the public because of the new surface product being applied. It was expected that the slides would be open earlier but inclement weather caused some minor delays.

Maidstone Max has been enjoyed by families for well over ten years and features an adventure playground for all ages. Amongst other regular park equipment, this includes the large slides, flying foxes, one of New Zealand’s tallest climing nets, free barbecues, picnic tables, swings, seesaws, a ‘roctopus’ and a concreted skate/BMX park which hosts regular regional events.

Maidstone Max is one of several major play areas around the city that is managed and maintained by Council.

About Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt City Council is the steward and custodian of Upper Hutt City, providing governance, infrastructure, and community services and resources, and promoting opportunity in the city for business, recreation, lifestyle, and leisure. Upper Hutt City is located 30 km north-east of Wellington City (41°07'34" S, 175°04'06" E) and boasts 70% of the region’s parks and reserves, along with state-of-the-art entertainment and leisure facilities.

For more information on Upper Hutt City and the City Council, go to www.upperhuttcity.com

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