Devonport Playground on Auckland’s North Shore
The children’s playground in Devonport on the North Shore of Auckland is a fun spot to play with the kids and admire the view over to Auckland City Centre.
The playground is inspired by Auckland’s historic wooden cottage-style Bean Rock Lighthouse situated at the end of a reef in the Waitemata Harbour that was built in 1871.The playground features an almost 8 meter high wooden tower that was built to resemble the historic lighthouse with multiple slides coming off it and a climbing net and ladder to get up to the top.
The park has play rock pools made out of hollows and in a blue colour for kids to have fun pretend playing at Windsor Reserve.
There are still plenty of swings for the kids which was always one of our kids’ highlights at this Devonport park.
But there is also a new oyster shapped spinner for younger children, individual fish shaped spring see-saws, crawl tunnel and the mini inground trampolines which are popular with adults as well as the kids.
A sand play area was added to the park as a new feature for younger kids to enjoy open ended play in.
The climbing rope play area of the park is fun for all ages of kids from preschoolers to tweens to test out their skills. And if they fall while learning new climbing skills there is bark underneath to soften the impact.
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Suitable for toddlers and preschoolers
Suitable for primary school children
Overlooks the Auckland harbour and Devonport beach
A short walk away from the Devonport Ferry Terminal
The Devonport Playground is located within Windsor Reserve in Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore. The playground overlooks the harbour and back towards the city. It is also right next to the Devonport Library and the Devonport Village.
If you want to make this a fun day out you can catch the ferry over from the city to Devonport and spend the day exploring Devonport with kids.