The new eight metre spiral slide at the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will be ready for use this weekend for those who love speed and heights.
The slide is one of three new towers at the playground delivered by Crown-company Ōtākaro and installed by City Care. The towers also incorporate an accessible lookout platform, a nest seat, rope stairs and a tube net bridge.
Additional features adding to the playground’s accessibility will also be in place for spring:
o Rubber surfaced pathways across wood chip cushion fall areas to provide wheelchair access to existing play equipment
o Signage to indicate accessible areas and items
o Respite seating on the sloping pathway around the top of the slides
o Large shade structures for the slides and shading to the sand play area
o An extensive weather shelter structure beside Armagh Street near the Manchester Street end of the site
Ōtākaro is working with the Earthquake Disability Leadership Group and others to select and design other additional features.
Ōtākaro wants the Margaret Mahy Family Playground to be a great place for every person from or visiting Christchurch and like the city itself accessibility is key.