The Friends of Te Horo Beach Committee celebrated a new addition to the playground this week when KCDC completed the park as part of their recreation upgrade.
The upgrade was needed as the old equipment needed to be removed because of safety concerns due to its age and condition after 0ver 10 years of happy playing. Louise Drench (secretary) and Penny Benson (president) and the other friends were keys players in the consultation process.
At the opening around 25 Te Horo Beach children, ten of whom had lived there all their lives participated in the ceremony which saw the eldest, Nikita Allen welcoming everybody in Te Reo. The ribbon was cut by Nikita’s mother Julie, a resident of over 20 years.
The prize piece of equipment is the pirate ship (pictured) which will be named in a few weeks and is unique to the district as the only one of its kind on the Kapiti Coast.
It is already proving a huge hit with children of all ages and will be a ‘must do’ for birthday parties. It makes all those involved in the decision making process smile when the kids sail away to their imaginary adventures.