Auckland's BEST fenced playgrounds
Here is our pick of the best fenced and paritally fenced public playgrounds for your little ones to stay safe while playing and so that you don’t have to worry about them running away. If you know of others that should be included here, just drop us a note in the comments below.
Madills Farm Playground (pictured above)
Madills Farm, Corner of Allum Street, Kohimarama CENTRAL AUCKLAND
Fun park for all ages, there are slides, seasaws, swings, climbing nets and more. The park is fully fenced and there are water fountains and public toilets.
There is a small bike track inside the fenced playground, however the paths through the rest of Maddills Farm are a good place for kids to learn to ride too.
Whenuapi Settlement Playgound
Whenuapai, NORTH WEST AUCKLAND
Playground for all ages with climbing tower, swings. The park is fully fenced and has a perfect view looking out over the reserve across the sea to Bucklands Beach. The park has a drinking foundation is next door to a cafe too.
Read about Auckland for Kids parent contributors visit to Whenuapai Settment Playground here.
Roberta Reserve, Glendowie, CENTRAL AUCKLAND
Playground for all ages with climbing tower, swings. The park is fully fenced and has a perfect view looking out over the reserve across the sea to Bucklands Beach. The park has public toilets, and a picnic table just outside the fenced playground.
Read about Auckland for Kids visit to Roberta Reserve here.
Potters Park, Dominion Road, Balmoral, CENTRAL AUCKLAND
Fun playground with a splash pad which operates in summer, playground and basketball court. This is only a partially fenced playground so you will still need to watch your little ones here.
Blyton Lane Park
Blyton Lane Park, Pakuranga, EAST AUCKLAND
Renovated by Auckland Council in September 2017.
Eastern Beach Playground
34R The Esplande, Eastern Beach, Howick, EAST AUCKLAND map
Fully fenced playground next to the beach with slides, swings, seesaw, climbing frame. There are picnic tables and public toilets.
Slyvia Park Mall Playground
Sylvia Park Mall (next to the Baby Factory), CENTRAL AUCKLAND
Fully fenced playground between the shopping centre and the road with a padded floor and partially covered from rain and sun. The playground is suitable for a wide age range of children.
Lake Town Green Playground
Jutland Road, Hauraki, NORTH SHORE
Fully fenced play area with a sandpit, basket swing, slide, stone xylophone, spinner and a kid’s trike & scooter track around the perimeter suited to toddlers and young children.
Mairangi Bay Playground
2 Sidmouth Street, Mairangi Bay, NORTH AUCKLAND
Fully fenced shady playground and there are public toilets across the road.
Potters Park Takapuna Playground
Corner of Lake Road and Anzac Street, Takapuna, NORTH SHORE
Newly built in July 2017, this partially fenced playground in central Takapuna next to the rose gardens is perfect for preschool age children with a mound with tunnels and slides, low level climbing nets, basket swings and more. As this partially is only partially fenced you will still need to keep a close eye on your younger children.
Riverbank, Baxter Street, Warkworth, NORTH AUCKLAND
This fenced playground between the main township and the river is best suited to younger children. There are climbing frames and swings. Public toilets are close to the park.
Botanical Drive Park Playground
Botanical Drive, Silverdale, NORTH AUCKLAND map
Fully fenced playground. There are no public toilets.
Seine Reserve Playground
Seine Road and Tiber Road, Milford NORTH AUCKLAND
Fenced playground with a seesaw, slide, climbing frames and obstacles. Good for preschoolers and primary school aged children.
Nile Reserve Playground
Corner Nile Road and Belmont Terrace, NORTH AUCKLAND
Fenced small playground with climbing wall, large slide, swings and see saw.
Corner Portage Road and Connaught Street, Blockhouse Bay WEST AUCKLAND
Fully fenced playground for all ages, with climbing frames, swings, seesaws, and slides. Nearby there are barbecue tables and a skate park too.
Corner Meadowood Drive and Caribbean Drive, Unsworth Heights, NORTH AUCKLAND
Partially fenced playground for all ages, with climbing frames, swings, seesaws, and slides. Nearby there are barbecue tables and a skate park too. There is a small carpark off Meadowood Drive next to the community centre.
Cox's Bay Reserve Playground
44-46 West End Road, Westmere, CENTRAL AUCKLAND
Fully fenced playground for kids with slide, swings, mini in ground trampolines, climbing frames and toilets. The playground is on the edge of the reserve which is a fun spot for a bike ride or to play with a ball afterwards and there are picnic tables. The car park is close to the playground too.