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!





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.



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.


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.



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



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