We’re taking a look at some of the best playgrounds around Auckland. This week: Little Shoal Bay, Council Terrace, Northcote
Stunning views and a seaside spot add to some great playground features at Little Shoal Bay.
Sited in the reserve near the beachfront, looking out over the Waitematā Harbour, the playground's been given a cool nautical theme, with much of the play equipment painted blue.
What's on offer?
There are four swings, with two of them suitable for smaller children.
There's also a balance beam, a rope bridge, a small flying fox, two metal bridges, a fireman’s pole, a rope climbing wall, two slides, several ladders, spinning barrels for running, a crawling tunnel, monkey bars and a small game with movable shapes.
Heaps more to do
The playground's not all that's on offer at this popular reserve.
There's also the Birkenhead Sea Scouts building, a barbecue, picnic tables, and six pieces of exercise equipment for bigger kids and adults, as well as a tennis court on the other side of the road from the playground.
The reserve is large and flat, making it perfect for a friendly game of cricket at the family picnic. When the tide is in, the water comes right up to the reserve – bring your togs and towel in case you feel like going for a paddle!
Car parking is available.