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Child-friendly city centre

What makes a city centre child-friendly?

2000 children live in Auckland city centre and that number is increasing as more parents choose to raise their families here.

Child-friendliness remains a high priority for city centre public spaces. Since 2012, the Waitematā Local Board has supported projects that delivered the Myers Park Playground and the Freyberg Square upgrade.

These incorporate incidental play opportunities and were informed by design workshops with children. This approach may be used for the design of future city centre public spaces.

As more children become city-centre dwellers, play becomes an essential part of the public space mix. The Waitematā Local Board has reviewed the open space provision within the city centre and has identified a specific need for more play spaces for both children and adults.

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