Local resident Chris Martin said squeals of delight from kids playing wasn’t the problem but ‘night-time activity’ at the playground had him worried.
The pre-school playground planned for Milano Reserve in Karaka includes trike tracks – swings – a slide and seating for parents.
‘I like kid – I have four of them and would like grandkids but the concern is after hours’ he said.
‘There is a reserve here where they have found condoms and needles and KFC wrappers and this playground will attract a gathering of undesirables who will use it for their own entertainment’.
Mr Martin’s house is 10 metres from the proposed playground and he said the park would also ruin his view of the water.
‘It is an avenue of views and it doesn’t seem fit to put pipes – climbing structures – slides and other ugly paraphernalia that doesn’t fit’.
Mr Martin was one of a number of residents who opposed the playground at a Papakura Local Board meeting in April last year.
The group only succeeded in quashing plans for a flying fox.
A resident who did not want to be named said the opposition to the Milano Reserve flying fox was not just about noise, but because ‘undesirable hoons’ would use it at night.
(ed:..heh..!..eh..?..once those kfc-wrappers appear – you just know it is all going down the gurgler – eh..?..)