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Playgrounds 14 May 2022

Playgrounds for the brain

Everyone remembers the joy of visiting a playground as a child – working your way through the seesaw, swings, slide, climbing frame or merry-go-round, spending time on the piece of equipment you loved the most.

Parks / Outdoors 18 Mar 2022

Thumbs up for the Observation Green design

Developing a new park at Observation Green, Hobsonville Point took a step forward with Upper Harbour Local Board approving the final design late last year.

Parks / Outdoors 19 Oct 2021

Great walks for your family

A refreshing walk in your local area is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s good for the soul, the mind and the body. Here are three of our favourite walks you can do with your family.

14-24 year olds 2 Sep 2021

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.

Kids / Family 28 Jul 2021

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.

Kids / Family 3 Dec 2020

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 4 Nov 2020

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 6 Jul 2020

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?

Policies / Regulations 28 Mar 2019

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 20 Feb 2019

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 18 Feb 2019

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 31 Oct 2018

17 things to do in Auckland in spring

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

Cycling 4 Oct 2018

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 15 Aug 2018

More parks and open space for Auckland

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

Community 21 Jun 2018

Explore Auckland with Akl Paths and win!

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