Top 10 Auckland Playgrounds
Here are the BEST 10 parks for kids in Auckland, New Zealand as voted by Auckland for Kids Facebook readers. There are so many good playgrounds in Auckland that it is a difficult choice to just pick 10, so we also have a section in this article for the playgrounds that are highly recommended by Auckland for Kids readers too. Have fun enjoying checking out these playgrounds and parks in real life with your families.
The Top 10 Parks
Tui Glen Park
Claude Brookes Drive, Henderson, West Auckland.
Pyramid towers, basket swing, eagles nest, dual flying fox & tree hut.
Madills Farm Playground
Corner of Allum Street and Baddeley Avenue, Kohimarama
Climbing net, slides, basket swing, climbing frames, sea saws and more in a fully fenced park. Public toilets and pinic tables as well.
Takapuna Beach Reserve Playground
14 The Strand, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland
Beachfront playground with slides, basket swings, hammocks, climbing tower, wheel chair accessible merry go round and trampoline, hamster wheel, swings and more
18 Sylvan Avenue, Northcote, North Shore
Flying fox, fast slide, swings, fantastic bike & scooter tracks and duck pond.
Access from Beresford, Howe Street and Tahuna Street in Freemans Bay, Auckland
Big slides, swings, trampolines, flying foxes and treehouses, Lots of grass and open space to play games on.
There are public toilets and picnic tables too.
530 Point Chevalier Rd, Point Chevalier, Auckland
Not a new park, but still a favourite with Aucklanders. Fun web like climbing structure, flying fox, little train, swings next to the beach.
Waterview Playground, Skate Park and Pump Track
Waterbank Crescent, Waterview
Water play, slides, swings, climbing frames, sand, mini diggers, basketball court, skate park, BMX tract. There are public toilets, picnic tables, barbeque facilities and shady gazebos too.
Myers Park Playground
381 Queen Street, Auckland CBD
(Or you can access the park from Greys Ave or Memorial Drive)
Fun playground in the heart of town. Climbing frame, birds, sculptures to climb on, giant basket swing and a small splashpad in summer. Plus there are toilets and seats too.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AUCKLAND PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS
Barry Curtis Park
Chapel Road, Flat Bush, East Auckland
Spider net & Skate park
Blockhouse Bay Playground
Endeavour Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland
Pirate ship themed playground on the beach.
3 The Esplanade, Castor Bay, Auckland
Daldy Street Playground
Daldy Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland CBD
Fun slides and water play in Wynyard Quarter.
225 Sandringham Rd, Sandringham, Auckland
Flying fox, several different play areas, grassy slope for rolling down all set amongst big trees and rose gardens. There are also barbecues, a rugby field and a petanque court for all of the family.
Greville Reserve Playground
Forest Hill, Auckland
Great bike track for kids learning to ride.
Hart Domain Playground
Vitasovich Ave, Henderson, Auckland
Climb on taniwha great for younger kids.
Cadman Ave, Avondale, Auckland
Spacenet, flying fox, slides, swings and little kids play equipment all set in a park with large pine trees, native bush and mangroves.
Buckley Ave, Hobsonville Point
Forest floor themed Honey I shrank the kids style playground. Child-friendly for the little kids, but challenging for older kids too. Slides, swings, abstract fort, giant fantail nests and seedpods.
Wolverton Road, New Lynn
Double spacenet, sand play area for toddlers, and electric barbeques.
Piha Domain Playground
21 Seaview Road, Piha, Auckland
Cnr of Riddell Road and Roberta Ave, Glendowie
New park with a swing basket, swings, a fort and an eagle’s nest.
751 New North Road, St Lukes
Junior castle, climbing unit, swings. Range of exercise stations from cycling to tricep dips for teens and adults too.
Samuel Miller Reserve Playground
Samuel Miller Reserve, Pukekohe, Auckland
Road track with traffic signs, flying fox and large slide.
Sandspit Reserve Playground
Nautical theme playground with a tall climbing net, rocking dinghy, swings, slide band basketball.
Schopolo Place, Albany, Auckland
Spacenet, lookout, swings and slides for little kids. There is also a walkway from the playground past Te Wharau Creek.
Oakway Drive, Albany
Waterplay installation including a large spiral hand-pump, 7.5 metre tall spacenet, rope bridge and fast slide.
Corner Fynes Ave and Papango Street, Stonefields, Auckland
Swings, climbing tower, water play, roundabout and more. (This park no longer has a flying fox.)
Corner Boardwalk Rise and Caldera Drive, Long Bay, Auckland
Stanmore Bay Park
Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay
Playground set back from the beach with a fantastic lullaby swing.
Tahaki Reserve Playground
208 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden.
Flying fox, train, swings, climbing net, and more. There are public toilets too.
Victoria St West, Freemans Bay, Auckland
Climbing net, a kind of tree-trunk seesaw, small flying fox, climb-on tuatara, and lots of other playthings.
Wynyard Quarter Playspace
Corner Hamer Street and Jellico Street, Wynyard Quarter
The playground is on sand and has kina spinners, monkey bars, giant shells to hide in and swings. There is also a basketball half-court and a giant water feature which in summer little children paddle
Xena Park Playground
Lake Panorama Drive, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
Playground and duck pond.