5 June 2019
Pirongia's new playground will officially open on Sunday 16 June.
Waipa District Council is inviting Pirongia residents to be the first to try the new play equipment at Rangimarie Reserve with a celebration in the park.
The Sunday event in mid-June will kick off at 11am with an official ribbon cutting and short speeches, followed by music, a fundraiser sausage sizzle by Pirongia Scouts and free face-painting. A local coffee cart will also attend with festivities officially ending at 2pm.
Community services manager Sally Sheedy hopes families will pack a picnic and enjoy an afternoon in the park.
"We're excited for this playground to be finished for the Pirongia community. It really has been a joint effort, both in fundraising and design, and it's great to come together to celebrate everyone's hard work."
Ms Sheedy said the playground design was a collaboration of ideas from community groups and Council contractors. The new play space includes swings, slides, balance beams and climbing equipment and is partially fenced. The project was jointly funded by Council and the Pirongia community.
"This is a great example of the community and Council working together to achieve the best result for everyone."
The playground is one of several changes planned for Pirongia including path upgrades and new public toilets to replace the existing ones.
Ms Sheedy said depending on weather, the playground may be finished earlier than mid-June. If so, it will available for use but the official celebration date will remain the same.
Date: Sunday 16 June. Time: 11am - 2pm. Location: Rangimarie Reserve, Crozier Street, Pirongia
Details: Playground opening, free face painting, sausage sizzle and coffee.