It was time for something new at the Point Reserve in Ngaruawahia, so in early 2019 Waikato District Council called for designs for an all ages playground with a natural look that would reflect the cultural significance of this historic site. We are grateful to the Ngaruawahia community for selecting our design as a place for their families to enjoy.
Given the historical significance of the site we knew elements of our new Ngā Papa Tākaro Māori range, along with Kompan Robinia play equipment would be a perfect for the aesthetic we needed. We were then able to put our efforts into ensuring we provided maximum play opportunity with a variety of different play experiences into one cohesive play space.
The main structure has two Whare roofs – a nod to both the Turangawaewae Marae and Turangawaewae House with an adventure walk bridge connecting the two. There is an easily accessible 1m wide slide for younger users to enjoy and more challenging climbing apparatus on the bigger tower.
Our Sand & Water play tables are made of recycled Totara, that along with our heavy duty water pump bring wonderful sensory play element to the playground. This is great for collaborative play too: the water is not free-flowing, kids need to work together to get the water they need for their experiments which teaches them about the preciousness of this resource.
The Waka Seesaw is a fun way to acknowledge the Waipa and Waikato Rivers, Point Reserve is the meeting place of these two rivers.
Other features Include:
• The inclusive Tipi carousel.
• The Kompan Robinia Cable Way
• The Forest Cantilever Swing - for 360o swinging fun.
• Kompan Robinia Agility climbing challenge.