New lease on life for Ngawhatu Playground

23/07/2018 2:00pm

Have you paid a visit to the flash new-look Octopus’s Garden Playground at Ngawhatu Reserve in Stoke?

The neighbourhood playground was in need of updating so last summer, Council invited the local community to meet at the park and indicate what sort of features they wanted to see there. 

Thanks to all the families who gave us their feedback. Judging by the numbers of children turning up to play on a daily basis, the new, improved playground is a hit!

The upgrade included:

  • Four traditional playground items.
  • Three natural play spaces featuring locally sourced logs and rocks.
  • New landscaping, including wheel chair accessible paths to access the swing and slide and more than 1000 new plants and grasses.
  • As well as the information board installed, eight octopus facts were installed on small oval plaques hidden on posts throughout the area.

An information panel has been installed detailing the story behind how the Octopus’s Garden got its name. Have a hunt for the interesting octopus facts on little oval plaques that have been hidden on posts throughout the area.