The best splash pads in Auckland for Kids
Auckland not only has lots of family friendly beaches and swimming pools, but has lots of fun splashpads to keep the kids entertained and cool in summer. Here is our pick of 8 of the best splash pads in Auckland for Kids. Remember to check their opening hours over the Christmas and New Years holiday season before heading out with the family to make sure they will be open.
1. Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre
Sir Lloyd Drive, Pakuranga
Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre
The splash pad opened in 2017 and was delivered through a strategic partnership between Auckland Council and ANZ.
Photo by Bryan Lowe, Auckland Council: Children from Macleans Primary School enjoy the new splash pad at Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre in Pakuranga on 29 November 2017
2. Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre
159 Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa
Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre
Beach themed 300 square meter splash pad with fountains, elevated structures and mist sprayers for children of all ages and abilities with a free, safe and accessible fun water play area. There are also landscaped picnic areas for families to come together and relax.
The splash pad opened in December 2017 was delivered through a strategic partnership between Auckland Council and ANZ.
3. Waterview Reserve Splash Pad
31 Herdman Street, Waterview, Auckland
Waterview Reserve playground has a kids splash pad and water play area in the middle of the playground. The playground also has a superslide, cradle see saw, swings, roundabouts, bridges, tunnels, climbing nets and a spiral stair tower. The playground was designed to appeal to toddlers through to tennagers. Near by is also a learn-to-cycle pump track, basketball courts and skatepark. The splash pad is usually operational from September to May each year.
4. Tōia Ōtāhuhu Recreation Centre
Fairburn Resere, 30 Mason Avenue, Otahuhu, Auckland
Outdoor Splash pad at Tōia in Otahuhu. As Tōia is a multi-purpose community facility it also has a library, swimming pools, indoor baskball courts, recreation and training facilities, playgrounds, picnic areas and cafe.
5. Myers Park
72 Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD, Auckland
Myers Park is one of Auckland’s oldest parks in the middle of the city. The Splash pad was built on the site of the original paddling pool so it incorporates the original heritage features. The splash pad is usually operational from September to May each year. Also the Myers Park playground is right next to the Splash Pad for the kids to enjoy.
Myers Park Splash Pad and Playground in Auckland CBD.
6. Lagoon Pool and Leisure Centre
YMCA Panmure, 29 Lagoon Drive, Panmure, Auckland
YMCA Panmure has an outdoor pool, slides, dive well and splash pad that opens for the summer season from December each year.
7. Potters Park Splash Pad
Potters Park, Corner of Dominion Road and Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Auckland
Auckland’s first public splash pad opened at Potters Park in 2013. The splash pad has tip buckets, sprinklers, mists and fountains and is normally open from September to May each year. The playground is right next to the Splash Pad and if you want a shady spot there are some large trees and a band rotunda behind the playground. Toilets, changing rooms and water foundations are at the park too. If you are there in the evening, the Splash pad is lit up at night to enjoy too.
8. Catalina Water Play Park
Corner of Onekirirea and Tuatua Road, Hobsonville Point, Auckland
Fun water play park with barbeque facilities for families to enjoy.
Auckland for Kids Tips:
Splash pad hours can vary, so if you are making a special trip just for the splash pad you are best to check before you go to make sure they are working.
Remember to take some waterproof sunscreen as well as your kids togs.