From the Resene News – issue 3/2006

Play time - Kowhai Park

Kowhai Park flanking the eastern bank of the Wanganui River was so named following the planting of a Kowhai tree by Lord Liverpool at the opening ceremony in 1917. Through the work of James McGregor the park became home to an enviable range of trees. His efforts were later recognised by the renaming of the park as the James McGregor Memorial Park just seven years before the land was vested in the Wanganui City Council in 1942.

Kowhai Park on the Wanganui River children's playground

Today the park's southern end is still dominated by the plantings of James McGregor but has been joined by an intriguing children's playground bursting with colour, shape and activity.

Briefed to make the playground as bright and bold as possible, Resene staff selected hues from the Resene KidzColour range complemented by popular brights from the Resene BS5252 colour range. Working in combination the final palette is a frenzy of high chroma hues that the visiting children love. To keep children safe, all areas were painted in Environmental Choice approved Resene Lumbersider satin acrylic.

100% bright and bold, just add some children and this park is complete.

Client: Wanganui District Council
Resene: Kylie James, Wanganui ColorShop


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