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

Western Springs Playground

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.

Madills Farm Playground in Kohimarama, Auckland, NZ

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.

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 fun activities for the kids.

Onepoto Domain Bike Track and Playground

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!

Western Park Playground in Ponsonby, Auckland

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.

Waterview shared path
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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.

Children biking and riding scooters on the Pump Track at Grey Lynn Park | Auckland for Kids

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.

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9. Parrs Park

479 West Coast Road, Oratia, Henderson, West Auckland

Climbing towers, swings, water play and more.

Auckland for Kids visits Myers Park Playground

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.


Barry Curtis Park & Playground

Chapel Road, Flat Bush, East Auckland
Spider net & Skate park

Blockhouse Bay Playground

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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

Family fun at Eastern Beach Fully fenced seaside playground, East Auckland, New Zealand | Photo: Auckland for Kids

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

Gribblehurst Park in Sandringham
Gribblehirst Park in Sandringham

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

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

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.

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, 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.

Olympic Park

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.

Roberta Reserve

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

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 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 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.

Stonefields Playground

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

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.

Swell Park

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

Tui Glen Playground in Henderson

Claude Brookes Drive, Henderson, West Auckland

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

Victoria Park

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.