Rangimarie Reserve playground

Rangimarie Reserve playground

We're building a new junior playground in Pirongia's Rangimarie Reserve.

Update - May 2019

We're making good progress on the new playground.

Holes have been drilled, all posts have been installed and concreting of edges and pathway will take place next week.




Update - April 2019

A blessing by local iwi and sod-turning ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the new playground.

The opportunity to acknowledge our past and embrace the new build was a great success.

Mana whenua Sally Uerata along with Mayor Jim Mylchreest turned the sod. The ceremony was attended by local iwi, Pirongia residents and key project staff.



Council and the community have been working together to create a space that meets the needs of as many people as possible. And we think we've come up with something really great!

Some of the features of the new space include:

  • swings
  • slides
  • balance equipment
  • climbing equipment.

We're also hoping to partially fence the playground, however this is dependent on community funding.

Playground designs

Check out the illustrations:

Playground design 1

Alternate view:

Playground design 2


  • ​Construction: mid-April to late-May 2019.


The playground is expected to cost $100,000. This is joint-funded by Council and the Pirongia community.

Thanks to all the members of the community and the following organisations who have already donated to the project:

  • Pirongia Plunket
  • Pirongia Lions
  • Fonterra Grass Roots
  • Waipā Discretionary Fund

If you are interested in donating to this project please contact: Ruth Webb ruthstour@yahoo.co.uk​

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Page reviewed: 06 May 2019 2:28pm