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New playspace excites Harrington Park residents

James Fleury
Harrington Park
Sign outside Harrington Park  James Fleury

Riccarton residents are "thrilled" with the Harrington Park playspace renewal according to a community survey completed last October.

The survey included a number of questions including how the park on Peverel St was currently being used and what type of activities the community might like to do at the future park. 

Christchurch City Councillor Vicki Buck said the feedback from the survey was an accurate representation of how the community felt about the plans to renew the park. 

"Harrington Park is very busy and commonly used within the community."

Buck said the upgrades would give the park a more modern feel and hopefully help maintain its popularity.

The renewal will include a replacement of the flying fox, play equipment and swing set as well as the installation of a see-saw and new scooter/bike stand. 

Harrington Dairy manager Simon Zhou said he was also looking forward to the renewal as park users were crucial for business.

"Ninety percent of my customers are regular, so hopefully the upgrade will keep business afloat." 

Local school children are happy about the upgrades as many of them are regular users of the park. 

Hagley College pupil Jumhel Quiben, 18, said he was excited about the changes and was glad the yellow tractor was staying.

The renewal is expected to commence in August this year.