Top 10 Playgrounds in Auckland for Kids

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

Tui Glen Playground in Henderson

1. Tui Glen Park

Claude Brookes Drive, Henderson, West Auckland.

Pyramid towers, basket swing, eagles nest, dual flying fox & tree hut.

Auckland for Kids visits Madills Farm Playground in Kohimarama

2. Madills Farm Playground

Corner of Allum Street and Baddeley Avenue, Kohimarama, Eastern Suburbs, Central Auckland

Climbing net, slides, basket swing, climbing frames, sea saws and more in a fully fenced park. Public toilets and picnic tables as well.

Takapuna Playground | Photo by Auckland for 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

Onepoto Domain Bike Track and Playground

4. Onepoto Domain

18 Sylvan Avenue, Northcote, North Shore, Auckland

Flying fox, fast slide, swings, fantastic bike & scooter tracks and duck pond.

5. One Tree Hill

670 Manukau Road, Epsom, 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

Western Park Playground in Ponsonby, Auckland

6. 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.

Waterview shared path
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7. 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.

8. 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.

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9TH EQUAL Parrs Park

479 West Coast Road, Oratia, Henderson, West Auckland

Climbing towers, swings, water play and more.

Auckland for Kids visits Myers Park Playground

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.


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.

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Castor Bay

3 The Esplanade, Castor Bay, Auckland

Daldy Street Playground

Daldy Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland CBD
Fun slides and water play in Wynyard Quarter.

Gribblehirst Park

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.

Gribblehurst Park in Sandringham
Gribblehirst Park in Sandringham

Greville Reserve Playground

Forest Hill, Auckland
Great bike track for kids learning to ride.

Greville Reserve in Forest Hill
Greville Reserve | Photo: Auckland for Kids

Hart Domain Playground

Vitasovich Ave, Henderson, Auckland
Climb on taniwha great for younger kids.

Heron Park

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.

Hobonsville Point

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.

Olympic Park

Wolverton Road, New Lynn
Double spacenet, sand play area for toddlers, and electric barbeques.

Piha Domain Playground

21 Seaview Road, Piha, Auckland
Large playground

Roberta Reserve

Cnr of Riddell Road and Roberta Ave, Glendowie

New park with a swing basket, swings, a fort and an eagle’s nest.

Roberta Reserve Playground in Glendowie, Auckland
Roberta Reserve | Photo: Auckland for Kids

Rocket Park

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 Playground

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

Oakway Drive, Albany
Waterplay installation including a large spiral hand-pump, 7.5 metre tall spacenet, rope bridge and fast slide.

Stonefields Playground

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.

Towers at Stonefield Park Playground
Stonefields Playground | Photo: Auckland for Kids

Swell Park

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 Park

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.