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 Auckland playgrounds and parks in real life with your families and children.
The Top 10 Parks
1. Western Springs Park Playground
Western Springs Park, Western Springs, Central Auckland
Stunning new ecology theme playground in popular Western Springs Park. Kids love playing on the giant slides under the trees next to the Auckland Zoo side of the park.
2. Madills Farm Playground
Corner of Allum Street and Baddeley Avenue, Kohimarama, Eastern Suburbs, Central Auckland
Kids love playing on the giant climbing net, slides, basket swing, climbing frames, sea saws, bike track for little kids and more in this fully fenced park in Kohimarama. With picnic tables inside the fenced playground it’s a popular spot to celebrate a birthday or for groups to meet. There are public toilets just outside the park too, which is especially handy for the little kids. Next to the playground is a large green area and sports fields to play some ball games and sports activities with the kids.
3. 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 fun activities for the kids.
4. Onepoto Domain
18 Sylvan Avenue, Northcote, North Shore, Auckland
This is an older playground but still one of the favourites as it has a fun bike and scooter track and boardwalks for kids to learn to ride a bike or scooter on throughout the large domain. The playground has a fun flying fox and a fast slide with lots of swings for the kids to play on. The duck pond is popular with the kids too!
5. Western Park
Access from Beresford, Howe Street and Tahuna Street, 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.
6. Waterview Playground, Skate Park and Pump Track
Waterbank Crescent, Waterview, Auckland
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.
7. Coyle Park
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.
8. Grey Lynn Park
Grey Lynn, Auckland
Large neighbourhood park with a pump track, playground, toddlers padding pool, skate ramp, basketball courts, paths and sculpture.
9. Parrs Park
479 West Coast Road, Oratia, Henderson, West Auckland
Climbing towers, swings, water play and more.
10. 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 & Playground
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.
Castor Bay Playground
3 The Esplanade, Castor Bay, Auckland
Daldy Street Playground
Daldy Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland City Centre
Fun slides and water play for the kids in Wynyard Quarter.
Eastern Beach Playground
34 The Esplande, Eastern Beach, East Auckland
Fully fenced playground next to Eastern Beach with fun play equipment for all ages with slides, swings, tunnels climbing frames and seesaws.
Gribblehirst Park Playground
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 Bike Track and Playground
Forest Hill, North Shore, Auckland
Great bike track for kids learning to ride painted on the top of a large concrete reservoire.
Hart Domain Playground
Vitasovich Ave, Henderson, West 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, North-West Auckland
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, West Auckland
Double space net, sand play area for toddlers, and electric barbeques.
One Tree Hill Playground
670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Central Auckland
Flying fox, small train track with a push along train, roctopus swing, rope climbing structure, liberty swing for children in wheelchairs set in One Tree Hill Domain next to Stardome.
Potters Park & Playground
173 Balmoral Road, Mount Eden, Auckland
Fun park for all ages with a splash pad, playground, basketball court, mini bike tract, sculptures and band rotunda near Balmoral shops.
Piha Domain Playground
21 Seaview Road, Piha, West Auckland
Large playground with swings, climbing net, half basketball court and more close to Piha Beach.
Cnr of Riddell Road and Roberta Ave, Glendowie
New park with a swing basket, swings, a fort and an eagle’s nest.
Rocket Park Playground
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. Find out more about Schopolo Playground.
Schnapper Rock Playground
Oakway Drive, Schnapper Rock, Albany, North Shore, Auckland
Waterplay installation including a large spiral hand-pump, 7.5 metre tall space net, rope bridge and fast slide.
Snakes and Ladders Playground
38R Bramley Drive, Farm Cove, East Auckland
Unique playground with a giant snakes and ladders game built into the hillside in Farm Cove. You spin the dice and then the kids go along the stepping stones. When they land on a ladder they go up and it it’s a snake they go down the slide.
Corner Fynes Ave and Papango Street, Stonefields, Auckland
Swings, climbing tower, water play, roundabout and more. Read about Auckland for Kids visit to Stonefields Playground.
Corner Boardwalk Rise and Caldera Drive, Long Bay, North Shore, Auckland
Beach theme playground with beach hut themed towers, spica, giant tube slides and seesaws.
Stanmore Bay Park
Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay, North Shore, Auckland
Playground set back from the beach with a fantastic lullaby swing.
Tahaki Reserve Playground
208 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Central Auckland
Flying fox, train, swings, climbing net, and more. There are public toilets too.
Tui Glen Park
Claude Brookes Drive, Henderson, West Auckland
Pyramid towers, basket swing, eagles nest, dual flying fox & tree huts.
Victoria St West, Freemans Bay, Central 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, West Auckland, New Zealand
Classic playground with a duck pond in Henderson for kids to enjoy playing on.