For background information, please read The Playground Files.

This list of Wellington Fenced Playgrounds is organised by alphabetically by local council, and then alphabetically by suburb. Where possible, I have included comments from the parent or parents who nominated the playground.

I have no photos of these Wellington 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.

Hutt City Council

Cl Bishop Park playground

2 Marine Parade, Eastbourne

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Fenced toddler playground with swings, slides, rockers. Lovely seaside park. The park also has a larger playground for big kids, toilet, grassed area with BBQ and picnic table. Next door to the Eastbourne Summer Pool.”

Petone Recreational Ground playground

Fenced playground accessible from several streets surrounding the Ground: Buick Street, Britannia Street, Kensington Avenue…

Petone Ground.jpg

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “There’s one in Petone – Rec playground area (think that’s what it’s called) – a toddler type one, fenced with a big playground next to it.”

Trafalgar Square playground

8 Trafalgar Square, Waterloo, Lower Hutt

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Small fenced toddler playground next door to Waterloo Plunket rooms. 2 swings, climbing fort with slide and big wooden train.”

Porirua City Council

Aotea Lagoon playground

Papakowhai Road, Porirua

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Has a fully fenced bit.”

Kiwi Play Safe comment: Please also note this comment from another parent: “Aotea playground in Porirua had a fenced toddler area. But the 2.5 year old I look after has been able to open the gate for 6 months.”

Whitby playground

Newhaven Way, off Discovery Drive – I think! I would love it if a local parent could confirm this address for me.

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “There’s one in Whitby believe it or not and it’s awesome – you can sit and have a coffee and let the small humans run mad.”

Wellington City Council

Jeypore Street Playground

Jeypore Street, Berhampore

Date added: 23/01/17

Parent’s comment: “The Jeypore Street Playground in Berhampore is fully fenced. It is small, with other two swings and a slide, but great for small people who don’t need much space. The community has taken ownership of it, and have installed a chalkboard with chalk, as well as donating a trike, labelled as belonging to the playground.”

Hataitai Plunket playground

112 Waipapa Street, Hataitai

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “There is also a great fully fenced park by the Plunket rooms off Alexandra Road in Hataitai.”

Shorland Park playground

The Parade, Island Bay

Date added: 22/01/17

Parents’ comments:

“Toddler playground is very well fenced – with a big closed off running area. The bigger kids playground is more open – but mostly fenced.”

“It’s worth noting that Shorland park also has a wheelchair swing.”

Botanic Gardens playground

Glenmore Street, Kelburn (but the easiest route to the playground is from the top of the Cable Car)

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Toddler playground is fenced.”

Kilbirnie Crescent playground

101 Kilbirnie Crescent, Kilbirnie – by the Kilbirnie Library and Plunket Rooms

Date added: 22/01/17

Pirie Street playground

Pirie Street, Mt Victoria

Date added: 22/01/17

Newtown Community Hall playground

Corner of Constable Street and Daniell Street, Newtown – next to Newtown Community Hall

Date added: 22/01/17

Newtown playground

Corner of Constable Street and Riddiford Street, Newtown – next to Newtown Library

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “We have a great wee fenced playground by the library. We go there everyday. It’s perfect because it has a slide for crawling babies, shade, and bushes for hide and go seek…”

Seatoun Park Play Area

Ludlam Street, Seatoun

Date added: 23/01/17

Parent’s comment: “It is quite a large space, but still fully fenced.”

Wadestown Park playground

111 Wadestown Road, Wadestown

Date added: 22/01/17

Parent’s comment: “Great fenced playground.”