For background information, please read The Playground Files.


This list of South Island Fenced Playgrounds is organised alphabetically by local council,  and then alphabetically by playground name/location. Christchurch Fenced Playgrounds are not included, as they’re listed on their own page. Where possible, I have included comments from the parent or parents who nominated the playground.

I have no photos of these playgrounds! If you have any photos of the playgrounds mentioned below and would be happy for me to use them, please send them to me. And please contact me if I have missed a Fenced Playground, or if you feel that the information below is inaccurate in any way.

Please note that this list only includes playgrounds that are free, and open to the public. It does not include playgrounds provided to customers of cafes or restaurants.

Central Otago District Council

King George V Memorial Park playground

Till Street, Roxburgh

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “There’s a fenced playground in Roxburgh (Otago). Which is a great wee place to stop if you’re driving between Dunedin and Queenstown!”

Clutha District Council

Stirling Playground

Baker Street, Balclutha

Date added: 23/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Well worth the wee detour from the State Highway, and great for toddlers too.”

Victoria Park playground

St Albans Street, Kaitangata

Date added: 23/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Fenced playground, by the pool.”

Dunedin City Council

Memorial Park playground

10 Hartstonge Avenue, Mosgiel (off Gordon Road)

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Awesome fenced playground – we go there every time we visit.”

Grey District Council

Dixon Park playground

Turumaha Street, Greymouth

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Greymouth’s Dixon Park has a fenced playground for under 5s. Part of the larger playground which is unfenced, but the little kid’s part is completely fenced.”

Invercargill City Council

Otatara Community Church Playground

46 Oreti Road, Otatara, Invercargill

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Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “We use it a lot – not our church but the playground appears to be for anyone to use. The sign on the playground is ‘Otatara Community Playground’, so it seems to be intended for everybody!”

Marlborough District Council

Pollard Park playground

Parker Street, Blenheim

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Great fenced playground for under 2s.”

Redwoodtown Plunket Rooms playground

21 Bythell Street, Redwoodtown, Blenheim

Date added: 23/01/17

Parent’s comment: “It’s our favourite!”

Nelson City Council

Richmond Plunket Rooms playground

56 Oxford St, Richmond, Nelson

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Richmond Plunket rooms in Tasman have a great fenced playground. You don’t have to be with Plunket to use them. There is a bigger playground right next door that isn’t fenced but good to keep the older kids amused while the little ones play.”

Southland District Council

Winton Plunket Rooms playground

394 Great N. Road, Winton

Date added: 23/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Outdoor fully fenced playground by the Plunket Rooms. Available any time, and really good!”

Waimakariri District Council

Oakwood Park playground

Oakwood Drive, Rangiora

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Has a fenced section for young kids which has swings, slide, sandpit and other age appropriate things. Also has more equipment like balance boards, swings and a climbing frame for older kids plus a massive field with rugby posts. My go to park with my 5 kids as there is something for everyone.”


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