You can play but you can’t drink

Lilah and I have been checking out our local parks for water fountains and taps – just to see exactly how easy it is for us to choose water as a healthy option.

We spent some time at the new playground at Takapuna Beach reserve – an extremely busy location – and rightly so, it’s an amazing playground!

While there is a small water park area with a tap for the kids to play with over a sandpit, there is not one water fountain, bubbler or tap for filling bottles at the playground.

We finally found one, a short walk away from the playground but it was simply a small tap under a shower for the beachgoers.

Over $500,000 was invested in building this playground. Why wasn’t the council sensible enough to include a water fountain and water tap?