Designed to be a retreat on the fringes of Auckland city centre, Western Springs new playspace celebrates the significant ecological area.

Western Springs

Called an Ecological Escape, the modernised space includes play equipment and zoned areas of play suitable for children of all ages and abilities.

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Windsor Reserve: Built in 1870 and still in use today, Aucklands Waitamata Harbour is proud to boast the oldest wooden lighthouse in New Zealand.

Windsor reserve playground

The unique lighthouse was the inspiration for the bespoke playspace we opened in 2020.

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The office team is installing a playspace!

Building a playground

The team at Playco understand the business of creating a dynamic playground, through to putting it in the ground.

Here we are at Northcote Primary School in Auckland building their awesome new playspace ready for next term. Playco are one of the only playground companies around where our reps are the designers. This means from start to finish we understand the whole process.

To help us understand, we spent the week building the playspace! From footings to hammering in the nails, this one is all due to the Playco office team.

After this week we might even get out there and install some more playgrounds!

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Waimauku Lions Playground

The Lions Club motto is “We Serve”, and the Waimauku Lions have certainly served the community of Waimauku an amazing playspace for years to come.

This was the Waimauku Lions’ Club centennial project, they wanted to do something big for their local community. Playco worked with the local children and with Auckland Council, and we designed a large communal space for multi-generational play. Based on a jungle theme and with an emphasis on lions and the Lions Clubs symbol, this playground never has a dull moment.

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Island Bay Playground

Transforming History into Every Day Play.

The community of Island Bay wanted a nautical themed playground that would offer fun and excitement for the local children while reflecting the location by the sea. The area had a history of trader vessels coming and going past the shores, and the occasional vessel came to grief and was sunk.

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Greenpark School Playground

Greenpark School had a unique request; an amazing old tree was growing right where their new playground site had been selected and, not wanting to lose such a beautiful tree, Greenpark called in the team at Playco for the design challenge!

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Long Bay Primary Playground

Long Bay Primary School had a large space to work with and Playco wanted to maximize the space available by packing it full of play!

The original playground used a traditional rectangle shape, but we saw room for growth. Utilising the extra space, Playco created a new L shaped design to maximize area. Using a wooden structure, ropes and overhead equipment and a fun colour palette, we spend a long time envisioning what it would be like for the kids of all ages to flow through the entire structure, creating one large space for all age groups that the students could all enjoy at the same time.

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Chelsea Sugar Factory Playground

Chelsea Sugar Factory is an iconic piece of New Zealand history, having been around for over 100 years. With the opening of the Chelsea Visitors Centre in October 2018, the Sugar Factory got an amazing makeover including a café featuring a colourful new playground.

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Turanga Health Playground

With Urbanix Fitness Stations, everyone can play sports outdoors.

How do you encourage people of all different fitness levels to get out and get active?  This was the challenge from Turanga Health.

Turanga Health was all about helping their clients make and sustain positive changes, offering primary health care services and support health services. Outdoor activities were a prime focus, and outdoor fitness stations were an obvious extension.

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  • West Melton Community Centre in Selwyn has a brand new playground just in time for spring!
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  • Brighten up the winter months and visit Shelly Beach Parade playground in Cockle Bay!

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  • Beach. ☑️.
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The recent upgrade to Browns Bay Reserve also includes a pedestrian promenade and easier connection between the beach and the Town Centre.

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  • Check out the new nautical themed playground and walk the plank at Montgomery Reserve in Belmont! ⛵️🤿

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Find where the fun is.
  • Thanks to Dawson School in Auckland for sending through a great video of opening day for their new playground! Give the kids a wave 👋

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  • Great to see Ngutuawa School's new playground looking so slick! And check out that backdrop 😘

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  • Looking for a cool new playground in West Auckland? Try Urlich Reserve in Ranui, it's got something for the whole family!

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  • Kotuku Park  in Kapiti was a demanding site with varied levels to contend with, but Playco met the challenge and we love the end result!

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