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Playgrounds

14-24 year olds

Upgrade on the way for Te Puru

With improved facilities on the way for Pukekohe’s Bledisloe Park, a similar upgrade has been confirmed for Te Puru Park at Beachlands.

COVID-19

Auckland Council warns Aucklanders to keep off closed facilities

Auckland Council is reminding Aucklanders that under Alert Level 4 restrictions they cannot use recreational facilities, including playgrounds, outdoor exercise equipment, basketball courts, pump tracks and skateparks.

Kids / Family

Setting the stage for the future of play in the Waitākere Ranges area

With a growing population and a need to be able to plan for the future, a new plan to help guide future play improvements and spaces in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area has been developed.

Summer

Where the wild things are

Auckland in summer is a great place to be a kid. And who better to give us the lowdown on the best places to have fun around the region than some of the young locals who live and play there.

Kids / Family

Staying safe in the sun at the playground

How do we stay safe in the sun, while having fun? Our head of Parks provides some tips to avoid sunburn while at the playground.

Parks / Outdoors

The gems on our doorstep

Explore the abundance of hidden gems across Tāmaki Makaurau, support Auckland’s recovery and make the most of everything our region has to offer.

Playgrounds

10 Auckland playgrounds you won't want to miss

Where in Auckland can you find a rocket, volcano, pyramid, tree hut or real-life snakes and ladders?

Walkways

Parks to see on two wheels

Get out on your bike this summer and explore some of our region's great parks.

Policies / Regulations

Changes to Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw confirmed

Auckland Council’s Governing Body confirmed changes to the Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw to minimise nuisance and safety risks to people when using public places.

Dogs

Holiday boredom busters for children and canines

Keeping children and pooches entertained can be a mission, especially if you can’t head outdoors.

Parks / Outdoors

Five beautiful public spaces to enjoy this summer

Auckland’s parks and playgrounds come alive during the summer with friends and family getting together.

Beaches

17 things to do in Auckland in spring

Top picks for enjoying the warmer days and long spring evenings.

Cycling

Seven safety tips for magpie swooping season

Nesting magpies can be particularly aggressive about defending their young – see how to stay safe when they swoop.

Community

More parks and open space for Auckland

Council has spent $43.7 million purchasing new parks and open space.

Community

Explore Auckland with Akl Paths and win!

The Akl Paths site will help people discover new neighbourhood walking and cycling routes.

Sports / Leisure

New splash pads are a hit

Two new ANZ splash pads have been providing some relief to Auckland's unrelenting humidity.