Park Supplies Playgrounds

Whangaparaoa School Playground Project


Kevin Cronin - Principal

Whangaparaoa Primary School

"A memorable learning experience that the children are proud of every day."

Over the course of the year our children worked with Park Supplies Playgrounds to create their dream playground. We selected a group of children, tasking them to work closely with Adam and Jenny to come up with a concept that would excite and inspire their pairs.

From here we moved into the FUN part of choosing activities, colours and designs that would suit our vision. We got to see the final concept as a series of 3D designs from multiple angles that really put all the hard work into perspective. With their guidance our children really took ownership of the project and helped present the winning plan with Adam and Jenny to our Board of Trustees.

While the playground was under construction our children got to visit the Park Supplies Playgrounds workshop. They got to spend the day learning how their playground would be made. From the feedback we received from the children, they came away with a real tangible appreciation for the project and really enjoyed their field trip.

Seeing the finished playground we really felt we had created something not only for our school but for the wider Whangaparaoa community. The teams willingness to work through the project with our children was one of the most valuable and memorable learning experiences they had during their school year.

A memorable learning experience that the children are proud of every day.


Kevin Cronin - Principal

Creating our dream playground

A valuable learning experience!

The student design group visit the factory and get to see first-hand how their playground is coming along.

The student design group visiting the workshop to see first hand how their playground is coming along.

The children are taken through the process of design and manufacture

Jenny and Adam taking the children through the process of manufacture.


Adam showing the children how the metal fabrication process works.


Q&A with the students.


Over lunch Jenny shows the children our Hercules Rope and PolyPlay materials.

Dream to Design

The Discovery Process is such an exciting stage for the kids. Brainstorming all their playground possibilities and then seeing them come to life is such a fun and rewarding experience.


Playground - Vew 1


Playground - Vew 2

Dw3-V3 edit 2

Playground - Vew 3

The Dream Playground


The opening of our new playground was unveiled to our school and the wider Whangaparaoa community.

Excitement and Exploration!


The Lillypad Swing is better with friends.


Flying on the monorail.


We love the vibrant colours!


The tube slide is a favorite.

Beauty In The Details


Gaulet Climber


Hercules Rope Net


Lunar Spinner


Classic Swings!

Much thanks and appreciation to all who were involved in making this happen!