The first spadeful of dirt has officially been turned at the Lloyd Elsmore Park site of what will soon be east Auckland’s new splash pad.
The community gathered last week to celebrate the start of the project, led by a new partnership between ANZ and Auckland Council.
Fountains, mist sprayers and elevated water structures will all be part of the new water playground and a picnic zone will bring families together to relax while their children make use of the free and safe water play area.
David Collings, Howick Local Board Chairperson, said: “This splash pad will be a valued public asset for the local community and provide hours of fun for children. We are happy to accept the generous support from ANZ for our residents.”
Also present at the event was Auckland Council head of active recreation Rob McGee and ANZ managing director retail & business banking Antonia Watson.
“You can’t beat a splash pad on a hot day. They’re safe, free and terrific fun for children of all ages,” says Watson.
“We’re a proud part of this community and it’s exciting to be able to fund this splash pad which will be a local landmark and a magnet for kids and their families.”