Those grounds are used everyday by people who walk to the large space at lunch time, meet with family members who work around and just sit to enjoy the sun, and have some social exchanges with friends. A playground is a nice addition to those stopping by.
There aren't many (if at all) playgrounds in central Wellington.
Surely you understand that?
I question the value of taxpayers paying $500,000 for something like this and then for it to be promoted as being something that shows the current government is focusing on child welfare, especially when child welfare groups are saying otherwise. That $500,000 could have been better spent on child welfare.
I agree good playgrounds are a very worthwhile amenity. However if Wellington is devoid of good playgrounds, it's not the responsibility of central government to rectify that problem
Or we could put away the soap boxes for a bit and have some fun.