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Virginia Reserve Playground in Eden Terrace, Auckland

Virginia Reserve Playground in Eden Terrace, Auckland

Wooden tuatara Virginia Reserve Playground AFK
Wooden tuatara at Virginia Reserve Playground | Photo: Auckland for Kids

Virginia Reserve is a small fun urban neighbourhood playground for the kids tucked away off the busy Ian McKinnon Drive that connects Upper Queen Street to Dominion Road in Auckland City Centre.

One of our favourite things at this part is the giant wooden tuatara lizard sculpture that the kids can play and climb on. The sculpture was carved from time using a chainsaw specifically for this park.  

Then there are the regular swings, slides and play systems which includes a tunnel, wobbly bridge and monkey bars. 

Younger kids will enjoy the interactive play panels offering sensory stimulation with tumble ball, 3 in a row and telling time games.

 Virgina Park is fully fenced which is great for parents, especially when it is close to a busy road if you have a toddler who likes to run away. Oh and did we mention you get a good view of Sky Tower from the park too.

Auckland for Kids tips about

  • Suitable for toddlers, preschool and primary school aged children

  • Full fenced playground with seats for the parents and grandparents to relax

  • Part of the playground area is raised with a drop, so you will need to keep on toddlers that they don’t fall off

  • You can access Virginia Reserve from the bridge that goes over Ian McKinnon Drive if you are visiting the park via foot or bike.

  • No public toilet

Virginia Reserve Playground
Springy Rocker at Virginia Reserve Playground | Photo: Auckland for Kids
Virginia Reserve Slide Photo: Auckland for Kids
Slide at the Virginia Reserve Slide Playground | Photo: Auckland for Kids
Virgina Reserve Preschool Ineractive Play AFK
Virgina Reserve Preschool Ineractive Play at the park | Photo: Auckland for Kids
Seat to relax at Virginia Reserve Playground
Seat under the trees to relax at Virginia Reserve Playground | Photo: Auckland for Kids
Sky tower viewed from Virginia Terrace Playground AFK
Sky Tower from Virginia Reserve Playground | Photo: Auckland for Kids
Virginia Terrace playground wobbly bridge AFK
Wobbly Bridge at Virginia Reserve Playground | Photo: Auckland for Kids

Where is Virginia Reserve Playground?

You can find the Eden Terrace fenced playground at Virgina Reserve  at 55 Virginia Avenue West, in Auckland City Centre. Virigina Reserve is next to Ian McKinnon Drive which is a busy road that connects Upper Queen Street to Dominion Road in Auckland City Centre.

Bridge over the main road next to Virginia Reserve
Bridge over the main road near Virginia Reserve| Photo: Auckland for Kids
Grassed area next to Virginia Reserve
Grassed area next to Virginia Reserve | Photo: Auckland for Kids
Puriri Moth Power Box Painted by Kate Millington next to Virginia Reserve Eden Terrace AFK
Puriri Moth Power Box Painted by Kate Millington next to Virginia Reserve in Eden Terrace| Photo: Auckland for Kids | | Photo: Auckland for Kids

What other fun places are there to go with kids around Virginia Reserve Playground and Eden Terrace?

If you are visiting Aronia Park and want to explore other fun places for kids nearby we recommend:

  • Checking out Nixon Park and Skatepark in Kingsland;

  • Enjoy the open green space at Basque Park in Eden Terrace;

  • Home Reserve Pocket Park Playground in Arch Hill;

  • Playing on the slide at Edenvale Reserve Playground in Mount Eden;

  • Play on the shady playground at Bellevue Reserve in summer in Mount Eden;

  • Discovering Tahaki Reserve and Playground with its fun train for kids in Mount Eden;

  • Visit Eden Garden in spring to admire all of their tulips and spring flowers blooming;

  • Get a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants on Dominion Road;

  • Visiting one of the cafes in Eden Terrace, Mt Eden Village or Kingsland Village for a coffee and a hot chocolate

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