Top 10 Auckland Playgrounds
As voted by Auckland for Kids facebook readers in 2017.
Madills Farm Playground Eastern Suburbs
Corner of Allum Street and Baddeley Avenue, Kohimarama map
Climbing net, slides, basket swing, climbing frames, sea saws and more in a fully fenced park. Public toilets and pinic tables as well.
Takapuna Beach Reserve Playground North Shore
14 The Strand, Takapuna map
Beachfront playground with slides, basket swings, hammocks, climbing tower, wheel chair accessible merry go round and trampoline, hamster wheel, swings and more
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Blockhouse Bay Playground
Endeavour Street, Blockhouse Bay
Pirate ship themed playground on the beach.
3 The Esplanade, Castor Bay, Auckland
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Hart Domain Playground
Vitasovich Ave, Henderson, Auckland
Climb on taniwha great for younger kids.
Buckley Ave, Hobsonville Point
Forest floor themed Honey I shrank the kids style playground. Child-friendly for the little kids, but challenging for older kids too. Slides, swings, abstract fort, giant fantail nests and seedpods.
137 Beach Road, Castor Bay
Spacenet and small climbing wall built into World War II gun emplacements.
Lake Town Green Playground
Cnr Jutland Road and Sydney Street, Takapuna
Great playground for toddlers and crawlers. Fully fenced with soft surfaces and has a sandpit complete with toys, in-ground trampolines, a huge stone xylophone and a slide set on an artificial hillside.
Mission Heights Playground
Jeffs Rd, Mission Heights, Auckland
Roctopus, flying fox and more.
Lowe Street, Belmont, Auckland
Spacenet, swings and flying fox
Okura River Road, Okura, Auckland
Flying fox on a hill, swings, a small spinner, basketball and netball hoops, Skate park with grind rails.
Wolverton Road, New Lynn
Double spacenet, sand play area for toddlers, and electric barbeques.
Omana Regional Park
Omana Beach Road
Maori theme playground worthy of a day trip.
Monkey bars in the shape of a taniwha. There is also a neighbouring petting farm. During spring there are lamb feeding sessions at noon and 4pm
Otahuhu Recreation Centre Splashpad and Playground
30 Mason Avenue,Otahuhu
Splash pad, indoor pools, gated toddler pool, family spa, small water slide, separate bombing pool. Basketball court and new playground with field plus a public library with a cafe
56-60 Owairaka Avenue, Mount Albert
Flying fox, hexagonal climbing wall modules, double scale swing, roundabout & spinner units. Next to two half basketball courts, volleyball court and a junior bike track with speed bumps for teens & adults.
Piha Domain Playground
21 Seaview Road, Piha, Auckland
751 New North Road, St Lukes
Junior castle, climbing unit, swings. Range of exercise stations from cycling to tricep dips for teens and adults too.
Samuel Miller Reserve Playground
Samuel Miller Reserve, Pukekohe, Auckland
Road track with traffic signs, flying fox and large slide.
Schopolo Place, Albany, Auckland
Spacenet, lookout, swings and slides for little kids. There is also a walkway from the playground past Te Wharau Creek.
Corner Fynes Ave and Papango Street, Stonefields, Auckland
Swings, climbing tower, water play, roundabout and more. (This park no longer has a flying fox.)
Stanmore Bay Park
Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay
Playground set back from the beach with a fantastic lullaby swing.
Ti Pai Playground
Te Pai Pi, Lincoln, Auckland
Great rope climbing structure.
Totara Park Playground
Wairere Road, Manurewa, Auckland
Set in 216 hectares of park like grounds there are two playgrounds. One near the car park has a traditional kiwi back yard tree hut. Five minutes down a bush track is another larger playground. There is also mountain biking and a bridle trail for the teens.
Turner Reserve Playground
Off Glynn Street, Mt Roskill
New play equipment and a learn to ride bike track.
Victoria St West, Freemans Bay, Auckland
Climbing net, a kind of tree-trunk seesaw, small flying fox, climb-on tuatara, and lots of other playthings.
Flying fox, large slide and fun bush walks.
56 Churchouse Road, Greenhithe, Auckland
Old tractor to play on, large wide slide and maypole and a waterplay feature that works in summer.
Cnr, Wharua Rd and Bell Rd, Remuera, Auckland
An unknown traditional park in a quiet setting with views out to Rangitoto. Great spot for a family picnic.
Xena Park Playground
Lake Panorama Drive, Henderson, Auckland
Playground and duck pond.