Play Spaces

Play spaces are essential for the young children in our communities. With the growing understanding of learning through play, we know that play spaces help children to develop mental, physical, emotional and social skills while having fun. They help our kids to gain self-confidence, improve coordination and develop critical thinking capabilities.

More than helping our children with mental and physical development, play spaces are also social spaces for adults, becoming characterised by the popular ‘play date,’ an opportunity for friends to get together while their children play. Play spaces with unique and innovative designs act as destination attractions, bringing people from the wider community together.

Planning, maintaining and ensuring our play spaces provide good quality and safe facilities for everyone requires constant input.

From new developments, upgrades and ongoing maintenance, our team has vast experience in providing our communities with play spaces that everyone can enjoy.

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Director
As a Director, my focus at Xyst is across parks and recreation consulting, business development, managing staff, and strategic direction. I grew up in Vancouver, Canada, have lived and worked in Au...
Director
My primary role is to manage the team at Xyst’s Napier office and to assist our other consultants to bring innovative, best practice solutions for our clients. I have deep knowledge across the ke...
Director
My specialist field of expertise is asset management. I also provide planning and operational support to local government clients, allowing them to complete the parks and recreational projects that...
Sport and Recreation Consultant
I am a detail-oriented and goal-driven individual, passionate about providing solutions in the sport, parks and recreation sector. I have been involved in projects spanning Aotearoa New Zealand and...
Senior Consultant
I am a highly experienced open space and local government professional, with more than 15 years’ experience in open space planning, including reserve management, master and concept planning, capi...
Recreation and Open Space Consultant
I am passionate about our sector and making a difference. I always produce work to the best of my ability and take the client on the journey with me. I like to positively challenge thinking and the...
Parks and Facilities Consultant
As a consultant with Xyst, I help local government and other agencies plan and deliver parks and recreation benefits for their local communities. This involves supporting clients with a broad range...
Consultant
To assist councils and other agencies, I work with them to complete strategic and asset planning to help meet the recreational and open space needs of their communities. I also undertake project ma...
Consultant
Since starting with Xyst, I have worked alongside council to fill the role of Parks, Facilities and Customer Service Officer. This role manages the day-to-day operations of the council’s cemeteri...
Senior Consultant
I have worked in local government in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, more recently overseeing the governance structure, stakeholder engagement and staff leadership within a primary health netwo...
Associate Consultant
I have over 30 years local government experience, holding a range of positions within community development, open space, recreation and sport and community assets portfolios. I was instrumental in de...
Senior Consultant
I am a parks professional with 40 years’ experience in the industry and a proven record of building strong relationships and implementing strategies that deliver results. I have worked extensively...
Senior Consultant
I have over 30 years’ experience in the horticulture, parks and open spaces, community facilities and customer service sectors. I have been involved in contract management, business development a...

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