Lyall Bay – Wellington

A new playground for Lyall Bay

The Lyall Bay seaside site came with several challenges – being only 6m wide and being exposed to very extreme coastal conditions being chief among them.

The constant high salt spray meant our super-durable PlatinumPlay, featuring our standard hot-dipped galvanised steel componentry and stainless steel fastenings was the product of choice for this environment.

Working with David Halliday and Charles Gordon, we created a playground befitting of the sites profile – packed with play value and a subtle nautical theme, using a mix of sand and artificial turf under-surfacing.

The design included a boat structure that featured sliding, climbing, balancing and imagination play experiences, plus a basket swing, sand play unit and our new Surfer – a robust rocking surf board.