Margaret Mahy playground : a wonderful place for families and friends. A little oasis in the heart of our city

Posted: December 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

Today I wandered around the new Margaret Mahy playground in the middle of Christchurch. The place was buzzing with families, young and old, enjoying the new facilities on a gloriously sunny day. This was a huge undertaking but for  families in Christchurch this is just wonderful. So many things to do and climb or swing. Makes me so proud to be a Kiwi!

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Fittingly named after Margaret Mahy, one of New Zealand’s best and much-loved children’s authors. The whole park idea was inspired by children and this would have pleased Margaret very much indeed.

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On one side of the playground you can see some of the empty land. Once there were numerous buildings and thriving businesses but the quakes destroyed all that.

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On one side of the park is the Avon River with its own wee jetty for children to paddle their feet and no doubt feed the ducks. This playground really is a little oasis in the middle of an ever changing city and a much needed one at that. Just wonderful. As simple as that! Just in time for long summer days.

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If you want to know more you can read the Press release here and enjoy a little news clip too.

 

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