7 of the best: Auckland playgrounds

Last Updated : 02 Mar 2017
Tui Glen Reserve

With more sunny months ahead, we take a look at some of the top spots to stop and play for an hour . . . or two.

1. Takapuna Beach Playground
Gould Reserve, The Strand

What’s cool: Intertwining pipe slides feed off an impressive red and gold tower, and a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round ensures no one is left out.

Takapuna Beach playground

2. Barry Curtis Park
201 Chapel Road, Flat Bush

What’s cool: Kids will love challenging themselves on the giant red rope tepee – and older ones will be thrilled with one of the largest skate parks in the country.

Barry Curtis Park

3. Rocket Park
751 New North Road, Mt Albert

What’s cool: The rocket, of course! It’s an icon in the area, with children always eager to climb its four levels.

Rocket Park

4. Tūī Glen Reserve
2 Claude Brookes Drive, Henderson

What’s cool: Pyramid towers with pipe slides, a basket swing, an eagle’s nest, dual flying foxes (race a friend!) and a tree hut make this one of the best play destinations in the west.

Tui Glen Reserve

5. Allenby Park
66 Allenby Road, Papatoetoe

What’s cool: An upgrade this year included a climbing tower and a new sand and water play area, making this one of the hottest playgrounds of the south this summer.

Allenby Park

6. Snakes and Ladders
42 Bramley Drive, Farm Cove

What’s cool: A snakes and ladders game made from pipe slides, stairs, and stepping posts – what’s not to love!

Snakes and Ladders

7. Daldy Street Park
Wynyard Quarter, CBD

What’s cool: A little green oasis designed to mirror the tank farm around it, this playground’s 7.5m slide will keep kids running back up the stairs for another go.

Daldy Street

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