Plans to transform Inglewood’s Jubilee Park are taking a major step forward – and the community is leading the way.
From next week residents will have the chance to vote on a unique new playground design for the park, which were developed after input from Inglewood residents.
New Plymouth District Council has received seven designs from four companies for a new children’s playground, which were developed after input from Inglewood residents.
The designs will be on display in the Inglewood Library and Service Centre and posted to NPDC’s Jubilee Park–Inglewood Community Project Facebook page where people will be able to comment on the designs and vote on their favourite in a survey, says NPDC Group Manager Strategy Liam Hodgetts.
Feedback can also be given through newplymouthnz.com/HaveYourSay.
The designs will be open to discussion and voting until 19 October when a winner is expected to be chosen.
The plans were required to be suitable for kids aged three to 15.
A community consultation resulted in designers also being asked to consider a flying fox and a rope climbing tower.
The unique playground will be part of a project to make Jubilee Park a ‘destination’ park that will attract visitors from outside Inglewood as well.
This also includes proposals for a new skatepark, which is scheduled to be completed next year, and a public toilet near the play area by the end of this year.
The Inglewood Lions Club’s plans for an 18-hole mini-putt course are also a step closer with the Council drawing up a concessional ground lease for a site next to the play area.
The Lions will pay $1 a year for the lease and channel proceeds from the course back into community organisations.
“The aim is to provide a district-wide attraction for residents and visitors,” says Mr Hodgetts.
“We’re working with the Inglewood Community Board and local people to get the whole community participating and to raise a sense of stewardship for the project.”
NPDC is helping the Inglewood community in fundraising efforts for further improvements to Jubilee Park.