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May and Peter Harris Playground

Multicombination unit at the May and Peter Harris Playground.

The May and Peter Harris Playground was developed in 2002 as part of the ongoing upgrade of Marine Parade.

The playground, named after May and Peter Harris in recognition of their significant donation to the Marine Parade playground project to “further improve its excellence”, is a unique playground in that it caters for not only children, but parents as well. It also features Kompan play equipment which was a first for Napier City Council’s playgrounds.

The construction of the entire Marine Parade playground was divided into two sections. The first was the design and infrastructural construction stage. This basically involved the designing and building of all safety surfaces, pathways, water and stormwater systems, fences, landscaping, sun shades, seating, drinking fountains, lighting, and any other feature which was deemed to be necessary for the operation of a playground. The second stage was directly associated with the purchase and installation of the various pieces of play equipment.

Due to its popularity, Council decided in 2012 to further extend this playground to cater to the needs of older children. This work was completed in 2013 and included several new and unique pieces of play equipment, sun shades, park furniture, landscaping, car park extension and fencing.

No matter what the weather conditions, the playground is always well utilised. During the summer months the usage is at its maximum.

May and Peter Harris Playground has the following equipment.

  • Swings x6
  • Water Play
  • Boat
  • Sandcastle
  • Starfish Rocker
  • Double Rocker
  • Dolphin Spring Rocker
  • 2 Vega
  • 2 Spica
  • Supernova
  • Bellatrix
  • Five way swing
  • Argo
  • Skate
  • Blazar- triple seesaw
  • Climby Shifter- a leaning obstacle for climbing
  • Enif- moder day jungle gym
  • Summit- big slide under shade sail
  • Bloqx Five- attached blocks made as a climbing landscape
  • Large Exercise Net- big red climbing rope net

May and Peter Harris Playground

Smmit slide at May and Peter Harris Playground Summit slide at May and Peter Harris Playground Shaded seating at May and Peter Harris Playground Shaded seating area at May and Peter Harris Playground Large exercise net at May and Peter Harris Playground  Flexus playground equipment at May and Peter Harris Playground Enif playground equipment at May and Peter Harris Playground Enif playground equipment at May and Peter Harris Playgound Climby Shifter playgound equipment at May and Peter Harris Playground Entrance to the May and Peter Harris Playground. The Skate at the May and Peter Harris Playground. The Bellatrix at the May and Peter Harris Playground. Water Play at the May and Peter Harris Playground. Sandcastle at the May and Peter Harris Playground. Small Childrens Play Area, with Starfish Rocker at the May and Peter Harris Playground. Multi Combination Unit, with slide, climbing walls and more at the May and Peter Harris Playground.

May & Peter Harris Playground Location Map

Marine Parade

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