Kopupaka Playground, Westgate
Kopupaka Playground is undoubtedly one of the most impressive new destination playgrounds in Auckland. Both my kids, Tristan (10 years old) and Cheverny (8 years old), had a blast exploring the range of equipment on offer at the playground.
As you approach the playground there is a well-equipped fitness area with magnetic bells, dip bench, perfect for older kids and adults.
The flying fox on the right of the main play space is always a hit. My kids really enjoyed the carousel (there are 2 fun ones in this playground).
The climbing tower and twisty tunnel slide are great for all sorts of adventures. The towers and the rubber mounds were designed to reflect the local strawberry farming history of the neighbourhood.
The artificial rubber landscape features such as the mounds and balls scattered around the playground are perfect for games like “Floor is Lava“. There is also a set of swings (including a basket swing), trampolines, in-ground mini trampolines and seesaws. The sand and water play areas are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.
Below the main playground area, there is a smaller nature play area with a slide and a mini obstacle course with balance beams.
There is also a generous picnic area and benches throughout the playground.
Apart from the playground itself, there are paths all around the reserve, making it perfect for scooters and bikes or a very family pleasant walk.
We think the playground is suited for children of all ages as there is something for every age group to enjoy.
Kopupaka Playground Tips:
Suitable for all ages.
Non-fenced playground. There is a pond nearby so keep a close watch on your toddlers and younger children.
Partially shaded over a small portion of the playground.
Fitness equipment for youth and adults
BBQ and picnic tables
Dogs are prohibited on the playground and must be on-leash near the playground.
Where is Kopupaka Playground?
Kopupaka Playground is located at 1 Barbour Road in Westgate, Auckland. You can access the playground from Kokano Road or Maki Street.
What other fun places are near Kopupaka Reserve Playground?
Other kid-friendly and family-friendly places to visit nearby are:
Te Hauāuru Park with a water feature
Royal Reserve Playground and Sports Fields in Massey, the neighbouring suburb;
Te Manawa library with a fun children’s space and community centre in Westgate;
Shopping or getting a bite to eat at Westgate Shopping Centre or NorthWest Shopping Centre.
Other playgrounds slightly fruther away include Whenuapai Settlement Playground
Get a bite to eat at Boric Food Market and enjoy their orchard themed outdoor playground for kids