Kerikeri Domain playground to finish in July

Published on 29 June 2022


Construction of the new playground area, that is part of Kerikeri Domain Revitalisation Project, is due for completion in July. Finishing the final elements of the much-anticipated redesign of the area has been delayed due to wet weather and COVID-19 illnesses within the team.

The new playground will include a flying fox, swings, slides, tunnels, a climbing wall, towers, and shade sails to protect users. The playground has been relocated to sit alongside other key facilities of the revitalisation project – the skate park, full-sized basketball court, new seating, drinking fountains and pathways.

Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Community Board member and Chair of the Kerikeri Domain Working Group, Lane Ayr, says, “Designs for this very important space have been community-led with the goal of providing something for everyone – for all ages and abilities. The resulting facilities will be something everyone in the Far North can be proud of for years to come.”

New facilities that are also part of the Kerikeri Domain Revitalisation Project have opened as they’ve been completed - sections of the new skate park opened before Christmas 2021, and a ‘soft opening’ was held in February for the new basketball court and remaining skate park elements. A ‘soft opening’ and blessing is also planned on the completion of the playground.

A grand opening of the whole revitalisation project is scheduled for later this year, when landscaping is completed.

The $3 million Kerikeri Domain Revitalisation Project is funded through the Government’s COVID Response and Recovery Fund. See our website for more information.