For background information, please read The Playground Files.

This list of Auckland Fenced Playgrounds is organised alphabetically by Local Board, and then alphabetically by playground name/location. Where possible, I have included comments from the parent or parents who nominated the playground. In some cases a Kiwi Play Safe comment is also provided.

If you have any photos of the playgrounds mentioned below please send them to us! And please let us know if we’ve missed any Fenced Playgrounds or Partially Fenced Playgrounds that should be included on this list.


Potters Park playground

Corner of Dominion Road and Balmoral Road, Mount Eden


Date added: 28/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“It’s not fully fenced and they are still working on demolishing the old playground equipment. The big play structure (see photo) is better for slightly older kids but there are tunnels etc in the hill.”

“There is some fencing going up behind the construction which shields the main part of the park where the splash pad & playground are from the busy rd, but the rest of the park to the left and right is not fenced.”

“I have 2.5 yr old boys and they found plenty to play on – mini slides and hills to climb, basket swings and see-saws, balance beams and a few other things. Also the splash pad has different parts to cater for the older & younger kids.”

“I have visited it recently with two five year olds and a four year old and it was great for this age group. It needs some shade cloths and better fencing as it is close to two very busy and dangerous roads. However, it is thankfully further set back from the roads than the old playground which is a significant improvement for those with bolters.”

Kiwi Play Safe comment: Apparently this playground is fenced along Balmoral Road, but not along Dominion Road.

Rocket Park playground

New N Road, Mt Eden

Date added: 22/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“Partially fenced – it would be awesome if they could fence the whole place.”

“On a busy intersection and is fenced on both sides towards the road.”

“Only partially fenced”

“On a busy road and is semi-fenced.”

“As long as people close the gate!”

“It was partially fenced last time I went and right next to the busiest road ever!”

“Hugely popular with younger kids and is 75% fenced. It’s beyond me why they didn’t fence the whole thing! It’s next to a busy road and carpark.”

“Not fully fenced and borders onto a busy road.”

“Half fenced… neat playground.”

Sandringham Reserve

Sandringham Road, Sandringham

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Date added: 05/08/18

Parent’s comment: “We have found a wonderful new little playground in Sandringham. It’s called Sandringham Reserve and although Sandringham is quite a busy road, it’s got a little fence around it. It’s located on the corner of Lambeth and Sandringham Roads and its fantastic for most ages, we have 5 boys ranging from 1-8 and it was brilliant for all of them, the little fence won’t stop climbers but we found it perfect for ages up until probably 2 (when they really start climbing if they are that way inclined) and maybe 4 upwards, definitely worth checking out!”

Walker Park playground

Neville Street, Point Chevalier

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “There is a little park that is fenced – not completely – but great for toddlers.”


Devonport Domain playground

Kind Edward Parade, Devonport

Date added: 22/01/17

Kiwi Play Safe comment: This playground is fenced and gated on the side fronting King Edward Parade. However, it is open to the rest of the Domain.

Devonport Plunket Rooms playground

3 Wairoa Road, Devonport

Date added: 21/01/17

Kiwi Play Safe comment: This playground is connected to the Devonport Plunket Rooms, but is open to the public (the Rooms are available to rent for children’s parties). There is a playground for young children, and a grassed area, and the space is fully fenced.

Lake Town Green

Corner of Jutland Road and Sydney Street, Hauraki


Date added: 21/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“Fully fenced. Some shade which is another things that gets annoying!”

“The park on Jutland Rd is an awesome playground for toddlers and is fully fenced, but there are no toilets anywhere close!”

“The one at Hauraki Corner was done thanks to a community fund and the bequest of a resident who passed. That’s also why they have shade. Such a beautiful park.”

“An awesome playground for toddlers and fully fenced.”

“It’s considered a toddler playground, however, one of the best in my opinion, and my 7 year old loves it, there’s a scooter/bike track, sandpit, swings, basket swing, fully shade sailed, and fenced, nice and new too!”

Kiwi Play Safe comment: This playground was a huge favourite of ours when our children were toddlers!

Nile Rd playground

Corner of Nile Road and Belmont Terrace, Milford


Date added: 21/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Quite small, but we had fun there for a good while. Fencing excellent. But the slide was scorchingly hot. Some shade provided by the tree. Big slide, 2 swings, see saw, climbing wall.”

Kiwi Play Safe comment: Fencing provided around the play equipment only.

Rose Garden playground

Corner of Anzac Street and Lake Road, Takapuna


Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Is partially fenced but on such busy road I wish they would fence it… plus totally not enough swings.

Kiwi Play Safe comment: We visit this playground whenever we’re in Takapuna with the children. It is frustrating because the side of the playground facing the car park is fenced (but not gated), but the side facing busy Anzac Street is totally unfenced, and the play equipment is no more than 30m from the street – an easy distance for a young child to cover. It’s difficult to understand why the presence of this street in close proximity to a playground that is clearly designed for very young children has not been fenced.

Seine Reserve playground

Corner of Seine Road and Tiber Road, Milford


Date added: 21/01/17

Playground Safari: Read all about our visit to Seine Reserve here.

Parent’s comment: “I decided Seine looked too stressful for me today so went to the Nile Rd one. I’m sure my boys would be over the fence in a flash. Also, is it actually fenced the whole way round? Looks like it backs onto someone’s garden at the back?”

Kiwi Play Safe comment: This small Reserve is fully fenced (if you include the boundary fences of the private properties that border the sides of it), and contains a playground, but – as per the Playground Safari notes – my children figured out how to open the gate very easily. Parents should note that dogs are exercised off-leash on this space, without fencing separating dogs from the play equipment. However, it provides a space to play that protects children from passing traffic.


Korero Café playground

474 Swanson Road, Ranui

Date added: 23/02/17

Parent’s comment: “Korero Cafe in Ranui is a not for profit cafe that aims to reach a living wage & gives back to the community – they have a fully fenced playground at their cafe with a deck to overlook. It’s open when the playgroup isn’t on during the week.”

Kiwi Play Safe comment: It is so wonderful to finally hear about a fenced playground in the Henderson-Massey Local Board area! Please note the comment above about the playground being available only when playgroups aren’t being held. The playgroup days and times are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9am – 11.30am.

Hibiscus and Bays

AUT Millennium playground

17 Antares Place (off Apollo Drive), Mairangi Bay


Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “There is a fenced playground at the AUT millennium centre in Rosedale. It is quite small as it’s designed as a play area for centre users. It also has a shade sail and there are cafes including subway and toilets inside the centre.”

Kiwi Play Safe comment: This is a great little playground that only contains the play equipment within the fencing, but provided my children with lots of fun – and you can often watch athletes training on the track next door!

Botanical Drive playground

Botanical Drive, Millwater

Date added: 21/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“Fenced playground, quite good but no shade.”

“Fantastic because you can let them run around… but, no toilet.”

“Fenced – I travel for 45mins to get a fully fenced playground!”

Brunton Park playground

W. Hoe Road, Orewa

Date added: 23/01/17

Parent’s comment: “The beauty of this park is that its (rudimentary) play area is at the centre of lots of grass and trees, which is almost enclosed by a circle of houses… there are four walkways, one to Orewa Main Road, one to Riverside Road (loads of school traffic), and the other two to side streets. I think because the kids can’t see the roads they’re not tempted, and I can see them clearly cross grass heading for the roads, so I can relax knowing I’m not going to miss an escape.”

Campbells Bay Beach playground

Huntly Road, Campbells Bay

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Date added: 23/01/17

Kiwi Play Safe comment: This playground is lots of fun – my kids love playgrounds near beaches – but it is close to a stream, and the play equipment is right next to the car park. There’s a low fence separating the playground from the banks of the stream, but it isn’t gated, and the fence doesn’t extend around the rest of the playground.

Mairangi Bay Village Green

Sidmouth Street, Mairangi Bay


Date added: 21/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“Big, lots of trees for shade, fully fenced (high fences).”

“When my twins were little I’d sometimes drive from the city to Mairangi Bay just because there was a decent fenced playground there.”

Kiwi Play Safe comment: This playground is hugely popular in the East Coast Bays, and is very well used. It contains a good selection of play equipment, and grassed space, trees, and bushes, which provides plenty of opportunities for free play. There are public toilets across the road, a free car park next door, several cafes within a short walking distance, and the beach a very short walk away. However, the trees don’t actually provide any shade over the play equipment, which is very hot from lunch time onwards in the summer.

Windsor Park Baptist Church playground

550 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay

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Date added: 22/01/17

Fenced playground.

Kiwi Play Safe comment: I was in two minds about including this one, as it is connected to CafeWindsor (and I wasn’t intending to include cafe playgrounds). I made an exception here because the playground is accessible even when the cafe is shut. There is also a shade sail over some of the play equipment. And the cafe is a hugely popular place for parents of young children to meet for coffee, so if you haven’t checked it out, you should do so! However, please also bear in mind this recent parent comment: “I went to Windsor cafe (east coast bay Rd) today and while it’s great that it is fenced – everyone raves about it, my 2 year old can now easily scale the fence. So if you have a climber keep this in mind.”


Blyton Lane Reserve playground

Blyton Lane, Pakuranga

Date added: 21/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Not much shade, but fenced”

Eastern Beach playground

The Esplanade, Eastern Beach

Date added: 21/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“Fully fenced – we use it a lot as a meet up with friends with small children.”

“Nice and safe fenced playground, with sea view and toilets.”

“Fenced. It also has public toilets and a big grass area to run around and kick a ball, plus picnic tables and is just across the road from the beach! It is also right next to the bus stop.”

“I was also going to suggest this playground. I love taking my kids there as I can relax more while they play.”

“It’s the place of choice for my mum friends group, although it’s a little out of the way, it’s well worth the trip so we can actually chat.”

Howick Domain playground

Corner of Moore Street and Howe Street, Howick

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Partially fenced playground at busy intersection, never feel myself safe and relaxed there.”

Lloyd Elsmore Park playground

Sir Lloyd Drive, Pakuranga

Date added: 22/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“Doesn’t have a closed gate (unless they have changed since I last went) it’s a ‘s’ shape entrance. Rest fully fenced though. Something to be mindful of.”

“Just to confirm that this playground has an S shaped entrance, but definitely no gate (I was there yesterday as it happens, wondering why on earth they don’t put a gate there because it would be simple to add.”

Kiwi Play Safe comment: This playground was initially on the Auckland Fenced Playground page, with the parent comment: “The playground by the pools is fully fenced and a fav of ours.” However, in light of the additional information above, it’s been ‘downgraded’ to a Partially Fenced Playground. If the Local Board adds a suitable gate we can upgrade our rating of this playground!

Nixon Centennial Park playground

Selwyn Road, Howick

Date added: 21/01/17

Kiwi Play Safe comment: Fencing provided around the play equipment only.

Pandora Place playground

Pandora Place, Pakuranga

Date added: 21/01/17

Kiwi Play Safe comment: Fencing provided around the play equipment only.

Sir Barry Curtis Park playground

Stancombe Road, Orimston

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Not fully fenced, children can’t get to road but hard to watch them as they can get into duck shooting hideouts (pretend!). And super high climbing ladders…”

Snakes and Ladders Park

Bramley Drive, Farm Cove

Date added: 22/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“Is fenced on 3 sides so while not fully fenced it does a great job of stopping kids run into the road.”

“Snakes and ladders is great, least you can patrol the bottom for your kids as they make a dash to the sea across the walkway.”

“Second this, over summer we go here weekly.”


Bridal Road playground

136 Birkdale Road, Birkdale (opposite Birkdale Community House)

Birkdale Road playground

Date added: 05/08/18

Kiwi Play Safe comment: can you believe it?! A playground with fencing AND shade! Hooray!

Windy Ridge Reserve playground

Corner of Valley View Road and Windy Ridge Road, Glenfield


Date added: 22/01/17

Playground Safari: Read all about our visit to Windy Ridge Reserve here.

Kiwi Play Safe comment: Fencing provided around the play equipment only.


Wattle Farm Reserve playground

Wattle Farm Road, Wattle Downs

Date added: 21/01/17

Kiwi Play Safe comment: Fencing provided around the play equipment only.


Panmure Basin playground

Ireland Road, Mt Wellington

Date added: 21/01/17

Kiwi Play Safe comment: I’ve received this additional comment from a parent: “I found the Pamure Basin one a bit hazardous (my son had figured out how to get out of the fence within about 5 mins by climbing on a seat and over and was in the water of the basin).” Further parental opinions about the security of this playground would be welcomed!


Madills Farm Recreational Reserve playground

Corner of Baddeley Avenue and Allum Street, Kohimarama

Date added: 21/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“Fenced and an awesome playground that has just been completely redone.”

“Recently had a big makeover and is fully fenced, great park.”

“New, fully fenced”

“Well fenced and has a really good range of equipment for lots of ages.”

“I was about to say Madills Farm is good.”

“Madills Farm has an amazing playground!”

“Fully fenced and was really good for toddlers. I could pretty much leave my 2.5 yr old to run around while I stayed with his younger brother. They have recently completed an upgrade which now incorporates more for older kids – which means less safe for toddlers from equipment and also from older kids. They almost need separate spaces designed for the diff age groups.”

Michaels Avenue Reserve playground

Michaels Avenue, Ellerslie

Date added: 21/01/17

Roberta Reserve playground

Roberta Avenue, Glendowie

Date added: 21/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“Fully fenced, although there is an unfenced stream outside.”

“Fully fenced, but water nearby”

“Fully fenced, we love it.”

“Fully fenced and with a loo.”

“This one has a lovely walk you can do to the sandspit too.”

Kiwi Play Safe comment: This playground has been included as a Fenced Playground because it was nominated several times. However, please also note another parent’s perspective: “Although it is fenced, it’s a low fence and my then 2 year old could get over it so not that safe.”

St Heliers Beachfront playground

Tamara Drive, St Heliers

Date added: 22/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“Is partially fenced but very close to a busy road and the water. The entrance does not have a gate which is very close to the road (easy to escape) and the water side and far side of the public toilet is not fenced… Still awesome but you have to bring you’re a game to watch two or another pair of hands!”

“Photo taken standing on the edge of the playground. There is a wall to get down to the water… not to mention a massive storm water drain also close by.”


“Only a fence along the road, not fully enclosed (so still open on beach side and walkway).”


Allenby Road Park playground

Allenby Road, Papatoetoe

Date added: 22/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“Has just had their playground re-done and it’s awsome but has only even been just partly fenced on the roadside, and being situated so close to a busy road that part fence may as well not even be there.”

“Isn’t fenced. It’s a skate park and playground and just a big area of grass. My kids love this park. It’s on a side road but backs onto a busy road (Great South Road).”

Kohuora Park playground

Lendenfeld Drive, Papatoetoe

Date added: 21/01/17

Kiwi Play Safe comment: Fencing provided around the play equipment only.


Central Park playground

614 Great South Road, Papakura

Date added: 21/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Fully fenced and by public toilets.”

Massey Park playground

Marne Road, Papakura

Date added: 21/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Fully fenced, however can have youths hanging around.”


Warkworth Playground

Off Baxter Street, Warkworth


Date added: 21/01/17

Playground Safari: Read all about our visit to Warkworth Playground here.

Parents’ comments:

“Fenced playground down by the river next to the library. It’s by a river and has three retaining wall level play areas.”

“I really like this one – fully fenced by the water, definitely a fav little stop, right by the water so you can safely watch the boats comes in and out without stress.”

Upper Harbour

Gleanor Avenue playground

Corner of Nimstedt Avenue and Gleanor Avenue (just off Oteha Valley Road), Fairview Heights


Date added: 21/01/17

Parent’s comment: “It’s brilliant and there’s a park kids can run on (unfenced).”

Kiwi Play Safe comment: This is a great little local playground, and my kids enjoyed it when we visited briefly, but it’s a shame that the fencing couldn’t be extended beyond the area immediately surrounding the play equipment – there is a lot of space on the neighbouring park, so it would have been good to incorporate more grassed space in the fenced area, to enable free play activities.

Meadowood Community House playground (front playground)

Corner of Meadowood Drive and Caribbean Drive, Unsworth Heights

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Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Almost fully fenced: there is a parking lot for the community centre and no fencing across parking lot entrance but otherwise good.”

Kiwi Play Safe comment: This is a fun playground, but when there are events on at the Community House the car park can get very busy!

Meadowood Community House playground (back playground)

55 Meadowood Drive, Unsworth Heights

Date added: 21/01/17

Kiwi Play Safe comment: There’s a small fenced playground at the back of Meadowood Community House. It’s suitable for one – three year olds, and it is available for public use whenever playgroups held at the Community House are not being held (it is free most weekends, unless a birthday party is booked on the venue).

Waitākere Ranges

Prospect Park playground

Pisces Road, Glen Eden

Date added: 21/01/17

Parent’s comment: “There is a fenced play area for toddlers, which is open to the public to use when Glen Eden Community House does not have their playcentre on, but the main playground is not fenced.”


Cox’s Bay Reserve playground

West End Road, Westmere

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Used to be… and now it has a fence… but no gate, so not sure if that counts… could be worth asking council why they changed from being fenced with gate to taking the gate away?”

Gladstone Park playground

Gladstone Road, Parnell

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Fenced/gated for most of it, but not on one side leading to a less busy road.”


Craigavon Park playground

Corner of Portage Road and Connaught Road, Blockhouse Bay

Date added: 21/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“We took our twins there when little for the fact that it was fenced.”

“Fenced play ground as it’s also an off leash dog park!”

“Good too as it’s a large off leash dog park as well, so means they all have their own areas!”

Kiwi Play Safe comment: Please also note this opinion from another parent: “Craigavon Park might be fully fenced, but my 2 year old can easily open the gate… not ideal!”

Miranda Reserve playground

Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay

Date added: 21/01/17

Kiwi Play Safe comment: Fencing provided around the play equipment only.