Te Rangi Hiroa Youth Park

The Future is bright the future is orange

October 2016

Location

98 Birdwood Rd, Ranui NZ

Client

Auckland Council

Partners

Berliner Seilfabrik

Supply Partner

Isthmus Group

Landscape Architect

Team

Blair Dalgleish

Design Consultant

Victoria Peet

National Sales Manager

This newly opened park was so popular we are taking another group of children in a couple of weeks.

Interconnecting spaces link as triangles from above to form play spaces that appeal to the target age range, but have proved hugely popular with other groups too.

This site was previously a vacant overgrown plot of land next to the West Auckland BMX club. The redevelopment of this site includes a basketball court, a whanau area and a custom central Netscape structure installed between two custom constructed mounds.
The design concept was 'Waharua kopito', the literal translation is ‘a point where people or events cross’. When looking at the overall youth park design in plan view, it is a series of interconnecting triangles.

PlayRope was approached by Auckland Council to work with landscape architects, Isthmus, to create an exciting, challenging netscape structure that would be appealing to this age group. Based on the brief provided to us, we were able to work with our supply partner, Berliner Seilfabrik, to design a climbing structure that offers a high level of challenge.
Hanging rubber pods are the key element in this installation; these pods are all suspended by ropes and are interconnected, creating a challenging fitness course as well as a hangout space.

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