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Dobson Reserve

Greymouth, New Zealand
Councils & Developers

Play Priorities

Once the residents of Dobson on the West Coast of New Zealand set their hearts on revitalising a local playground to better meet the needs of the town’s children and families, there was no stopping them!

Armed with a master plan for a wholesale playground upgrade developed in conjunction with Playground Centre, the Dobson Community Board was able to attract funding and progressively update the play space over three stages.

The first stage of the Dobson Reserve’s playground upgrade, funded by Grey District Council, saw the introduction of new equipment and safety surfacing. From there, each stage saw the addition of more equipment, increasing the levels of excitement and play value over time.

Fun Solution

While it’s not big in size, the landscaped Dobson Reserve playground packs a punch for residents and visitors to Dobson, a small town on the banks of the Grey River, 10km east of Greymouth.

The community’s transformation of the play space was achieved through the careful selection of quality play equipment, chosen for its ability to offer hours of enjoyment for current and future generations of children, their parents and care-givers.

The Lagoon 112 Metal play module is one of the most popular pre-school playgrounds available, with lots of elements to stimulate imaginative and creative play. The climbing structure includes three slides, crawling tube, noughts and crosses game, and a fire engine to come to the rescue!

Unique to Playground Centre, the Flying Saucer Double Timba Frame Swing Set is complemented by one standard swing seat and one infant swing seat; with a one- to five-person Flying Saucer for maximum flying thrills.

A Whirlpool Family Carousel rounds out the fun, along with a two-seater Timber See-Saw and one of our Ultra-Tuff Single Springy Rockers.

With undercover seating and an Urban Single 1390 Gas BBQ supplied by our sister company, Urban Effects, this small but mighty park provides a great space for families to connect.

All of the play equipment was supplied and installed by Playground Centre. However, testimony to the community’s dedication to turning their playground vision into reality, residents lent their time and skills to carry out a large extent of the work themselves, including the removal of the old play equipment and concrete footings, and laying the bark playground safety surface.