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The Rocket Park in Mt Albert has been a hit.

Auckland Council looks after more than 900 playgrounds, many of which are new or recently upgraded. Here are just a few.

Rocket Park, Mt Albert

The park’s key attraction, the iconic rocket ship-shaped climbing tower, was closed in the 1990s for safety reasons but has recently been repainted, treated for rust and restored to its former glory. Kids can now climb up and through the rocket’s four levels, and discover the various other innovative equipment options in this popular play spot.

Roberta Reserve, Glendowie

A recent redesign and reconstruction has transformed Roberta Reserve playground into a series of exciting, safe play spaces for kids of all ages. For more adventurous youngsters, the park’s large colourful rope fort, eagle’s nest and swing basket are a real highlight.

Lake Town Green Playground, Hauraki

This recently opened neighbourhood park is designed especially for preschoolers. It features a fenced play area with a sandpit, basket swing, slide and spinner, and a kids’ trike track around the perimeter. The stand-out feature is a stone xylophone for interactive musical play.

Other new, extended or recently upgraded play spots include:

  • Hooton Reserve Skatepark, Albany, which was completed in early 2013
  • Navy Museum Playground at Torpedo Bay, Devonport
  • renewed play spaces at Wellsford War Memorial Park and Martins Bay Reserve
  • a recently extended learn-to-ride area at Onepoto Domain, Northcote
  • a new playground at Keith Hay Park, Hillsborough, which includes a large climbing net and inbuilt trampolines
  • Little Rangitoto Reserve, Remuera, which features a skate bowl, flying foxes, a large playground and picnic areas
  • a small neighbourhood play space catering for the older kids (8-13 years) at Clavoy Park, Howick
  • a new wooden playground at Topland Park, Flat Bush
  • a bike track for youngsters installed at Tawaipareira Reserve, Waiheke
  • Parrs Park, Oratia playground 
  • a new timber pirate ship at Omana Reserve Playground near Maraetai
  • a small, toddler-friendly playground with swings and modular play pieces installed at Possum Bourne Reserve, Pukekohe.

Visit our park search for a full list of Auckland playgrounds.

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