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Caution urged as Esplanade Playground upgrade progresses

Monday March 30 2015

Palmerston North City Council would like to notify residents and visitors to the Victoria Esplanade Playground that excavation work will start tomorrow 31 March.

Following the successful instalment of the six metre Eagles Nest and three new trampolines, the playground will undergo various earthworks involving heavy machinery, large trucks and parts of the playground will be unavailable for use. 

"It's exciting to see the progress at the playground and we are getting a lot of positive feedback from parents," Nicki Hanna, leisure assets officer said. 

Excavation work will start on the barbeque area, replacement of the cobble path and lime chip areas. The upgrade of the senior fort structure and the junior shade sail will start beginning of May. 

Nicki says the junior playground will be accessible throughout April. "However, we advise school groups and holiday programmes to avoid the playground while the trucks and machinery are working in the area. 

"While the Council will do everything possible to ensure the safety of the public, we urge parents and the public to exercise extreme caution should they choose to visit." 

Group bookings for Council facilities such as the Esplanade, can be placed through the Council call centre on 356 8199. Booking group events allows us to plan future events and manage resources appropriately. 

For more information contact: 

Nicki Hanna
Leisure assets officer
Palmerston North City Council
356 8199