Kerikeri Domain works continue facelift
Published on 07 December 2022
Two important projects getting underway this week will bring the Kerikeri Domain Revitalisation project a step closer to completion. The first is the removal of the original playground and the second is the start of a mural being painted on the outside of the skate ramp. Both are weather dependent.
The new playground, which opened in August, is located away from the original playground and access to it will not be affected by the works. The recently opened playground sits alongside the new skate park and full-sized basketball court, which are also part of the community-led revitalisation project.
The original playground is closer to the Procter Library and the equipment there is being dismantled this week before being relocated to Tōtara North. Final removal of the old playground is due to take place on Thursday 8 December and the equipment will be repurposed and installed next to the Tōtara North Hall.
Recent finishing touches to the new playground have included the launch of the flying fox and removal of turf fencing around it, as well as the installation of toddler fencing around the sandpit and rubber matting area. Shade sails to protect playground users from the sun are expected to be installed before Christmas.
Painting of the domain skate ramp with a mural is also due to start on Thursday 8 December. For background information about the mural and artworks planned for the domain go to our news story.
The Kerikeri Domain Revitalisation Project was initially funded with $3 million from the government’s COVID Response and Recovery Fund. During the project, the council has contributed an additional $780,000, which has seen significant improvements to the project's original scope, including to the storm water catchment system at the domain. For more information on the Kerikeri Domain Revitalisation Project go to our webpage.
Photo 1 - the original playground is being dismantled and relocated to Tōtara North.
Photo 2 - the flying fox is operational now that turf has been established beneath it.