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A Magical Concept

On 29 June 2022, Hamilton City Council (HCC) unanimously agreed to partner with us to build a Magical Bridge playground at Claudelands Park in Hamilton. The council also agreed to allocate the renewal budget for the old playground as a financial contribution to the new Magical Bridge Playground.

The blessing and official ground-breaking happened in May 2023, with Fluhler Contracting moving in the following week to commence demolition of the old playground and commence construction of the Magical Bridge playground. Completion is scheduled for late 2023 (possibly with a staged approach depending on funding).

The Magical Bridge Trust has a licensing and partnership agreement with the Magical Bridge Foundation in the USA. Our playground will be the first publicly funded Magical Bridge Playground outside of the USA.

Support to date has been immense with local politicians, the mayor herself, key community influencers, community grants & trust boards, many sponsors and suppliers, and community members all joining to support the construction. 


What does the venue say?

The playground features a boundary fence with two entrances, the main entrance point is located by the car park and a second entrance with a proposed path connecting to the surrounding park area. The proposed concept retains the existing grass mound and Kahikatea trees.


  • Free attraction
  • Recreation and leisure
  • Local amenity

Accessible features

  • Ramps
  • Accessible walkways
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible eating areas
  • Mobility parking
  • Sensory features
  • Non slip flooring

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