Donated America’s Cup playground dismantled
A playground at the Botanical Gardens donated by The America’s Cup just three years ago has been dismantled because the structures were in “a severe state of disrepair“.
The nautically-themed play area designed by Austrian company Arti featured equipment including rocking “catamarans” and climbing nets and was opened in September, 2017.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Parks said: “The Department of Parks can confirm that due to significant health and safety concerns, a decision was made to dismantle the Botanical Gardens playground equipment.
“The decision was made to ensure that children using the equipment were not injured.”