Published on 23 June 2022
Maidstone Max - Tō Tātou Papa Tākaro has won Playground of the Year!
We were absolutely thrilled to pick up this award at last night’s 2022 Recreation Aotearoa Parks Awards in Dunedin. We won this award when we first opened Maidstone Max, so to win it again for the redevelopment is special.
Maidstone Max was chosen as the winner for its inclusivity and accessibility, sustainability, innovative and integrated playground design, and for the strong community engagement we had when creating the concept.
You can watch our nomination video to learn more about the playground and it’s features on our project page.
Below is the summary read out last night:
It was an absolute privilege to deliver this project, to work with you, our community, local suppliers and contractors, and to have our opening events televised nationally on the AM Show!
We love seeing how much everyone is enjoying the new playground and skate park, and to now have the title of Playground of the Year - well that’s just the icing on the cake.
Photo (L to R): Conrad King and Kiri Whiteman from the Council Parks and Reserves team, and designer Leith McFadden from Playground People receiving the award