Rangimarie Reserve playground
The new junior playground at Pirongia's Rangimarie Reserve is now open!
Official opening party
The new junior playground at Rangimarie Reserve was officially opened with a community party. Several hundred excited kids braved the rain to test out the new swings, slides and balance equipment.
Mayor Jim Mylchreest and Pirongia local Ruth Webb (the driving force behind fundraising for the playground) said a few words before the ribbon was cut by Amy and Ruby Webb.
Local kids and their families celebrated with free face painting and a yummy sausage sizzle and bake sale by Pirongia Scouts. There was even an appearance by the local fire service with balloons, stickers and tours of their fire truck.
Check out the full album of photos on our Facebook page.
Update - 5 June 2019?
The rope spider web has been installed and the bark has been laid. Everything is on track for the offical opening Sunday 16 June.
Update - 24 May 2019
The slides are in and the new playground is starting to take shape. The fence posts are in and boxing for mowing strip is now done.
Check out our progress so far.
Update - 3 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:
- balance equipment
- climbing equipment.
We're also hoping to partially fence the playground, however this is dependent on community funding.
Check out the illustrations:
- 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 email@example.com
- Play time for Pirongia 6 March 2019