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New playground to open at Harold Long Reserve

Published: 16 May 2019

Local families now have access to a brand-new playground at the Harold Long Reserve next to Fearon park in Puketāpapa. Kids will now have lots of sand play, a fun little track for kids on wheels, and a giant rope jungle gym to climb.

This is a part of the larger park upgrade funded by Puketāpapa Local Board. The upgrade project reduces flooding in the area around Parau Street and Fearon Park and improves connectivity between the reserve and the park.

The second stage of the project provides a new footpath connecting Fearon Park to Harold Long Reserve, improved lighting, park furniture and an upgraded entry from Akarana Avenue.

“It is great to finally have this playground open," says Harry Doig, Chair of Puketāpapa Local Board.

"It will be a great asset to the surrounding community and is part of the board’s ongoing upgrade of playgrounds in Puketāpapa. I would like to thank neighbours and the nearby Winstone Tennis club for their tolerance and understanding during the construction.”

How to find Fearon Park and Harold Long Reserve in Mt Roskill

Find Fearon Park between Keystone Avenue and Fearon Avenue. The south-eastern corner of the park adjoins Harold Long Reserve. The Mt Roskill Rugby Football Club clubrooms are at the park’s southern end. The flat reserve has two floodlit rugby fields in winter and three softball diamonds in summer

Come along and celebrate the opening of our new playground

When: Sunday 19 May 2019, 1pm–3pm
Where: Harold Long Reserve, 19 Akarana Ave, Mt Roskill

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