Thomas Park playground renewal - Tell Tom
The new Thomas Park playground is now open
The new Thomas Park Playground, cnr of Anderson and Moorhouse Streets, is officially open! Thanks to everyone that took part in the project – from letting us know what you’d like to see at the playground, to voting on your favourite of the three playground designs and to the school kids who entered our Terrific Tamariki of Morrinsville loo-art competition – it has all come together nice and looks fantastic!
It has been wonderful to have so much community participation and we can’t wait for you to come and play!
Please keep off the grass! Near the end of November there should be some lovely areas around the playground and under the trees to enjoy - just in time for summer. The non-toxic grass seed we have used needs a good mix of rain, sun and no disturbance from feet, picnic rugs or wheels in order to have the best shot to grow. Thanks for your help in avoiding these areas.
Please note, we have had to make an additional alteration to the final design (removing the new gate access on Anderson Street), for safety purposes. The park will be accessible from the existing main entrance on the corner of Anderson and Moorhouse Streets and the side gate on Moorhouse Street. The image above reflects the revised design.
Public survey opens
14 December 2021
Public survey closes
10 January 2022.
Ideas, feedback and Council recommendations presented to playground designers
Concept designs presented to the public for feedback
01 -18 April 2022
Chosen concept presented to Council
Toilet block demolished
Toilet demolished 16 June 2022. New toilet to be installed and ready to use at the same time as the new playground, due late Sept/early Oct. Please use the public toilet on Studholme Street, near Countdown.
New playground installed. New toilet will open at the same time as the playground.
ETA September/October 2022
Thomas Park officially opens, with a community celebration 2.30pm-4.30pm.
Monday 17 October