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Tom Grant Drive Playground Opening

What began as a consultation on the location of a swing set up for renewal in Matamata soon became so much more.

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The Tom Grant Drive Committee teamed up with Council to raise funds for a larger scale playground upgrade on their street, with the help of a generous donation from the Langlands family.

The playground was constructed by Playground Creations, who were refueled with regular scone deliveries from Tom Grant Drive residents, and ended up finishing a couple of weeks ahead of schedule.

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An official opening was held on Tuesday morning where Tom Grant Drive Committee members, Playground Creations staff, the Mayor and MPDC staff were all in attendance. A ribbon strung between two spring riders was cut by Mayor Adrienne and committee member Rosemary - and the playground was declared officially open!

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Mayor Adrienne said, “It is great when community and Council can work together and the stars really aligned with this playground being up for renewal.” She anticipates it being a very well-used playground, and residents reported that a dozen kids have already been there enjoying the new equipment.

You can check out the new playground on Tom Grant Drive (Centennial Drive) – between Weka Street and Karaka Street.


Matamata Futures are currently fundraising to upgrade the Matamata Domain Playground, if you want to be involved in this community/council collaboration go to: