Playgrounds

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Hamilton has more than 80 playgrounds on parks across the city. 

Most of these are neighbourhood playgrounds for the local community to enjoy.

There are also eight destination playgrounds in the city which offer a space for the whole family to enjoy.

Current projects

During the 2019-20 financial year we will be replacing or upgrading several playgrounds across Hamilton.

Melville Park: A renewal and upgrade of the Melville skate park and playground. Keep up to date with the project here www.hamilton.govt.nz/melvilleskate

Hamilton Lake Domain: A renewal of the lower level lakeside playground area on the eastern side of the Domain, including the swings, sand play and fenced junior area. We will be talking to the community in late 2019 about what currently works well and what could be improved with this space.

Jansen Park: A basic neighbourhood playground replacement. This will likely include a small play unit, swings and see saws.

Discovery Park: A basic neighbourhood playground replacement. This will likely include a basketball half-court, swings and timber multi-play unit.


Innes Common: Located at the popular Hamilton Lake Domain, the playground will include swings, carousel, slackline and stepping logs. There will also be a parkour area, basketball court and exercise equipment.

Inuwai Street Park, Dixon Heights: We will be talking to the local community later in the year about what residents would like to see in this new neighbourhood playground.

Projects for the 2020-21 financial year will include upgrades to Glenview Park, Hayes Paddock, Hammond Park, Claudelands Park and Elliott Park playground and skate area.

Past Projects

We recently completed several new playgrounds across the city.

  • Derek Heather Park – Grandview Rd
  • Hillcrest Stadium – Cambridge Rd
  • Hillcrest Park – Masters Ave
  • Hukanui Oaks – Hukanui Rd
  • Mangaiti Park – Darjon Dr​

Find your Playground

Destination Playgrounds | Beerescourt | Chartwell | Chedworth | Claudelands | Dinsdale | EnderleyFairfield | Fairview Downs | Flagstaff | Forest Lake | Frankton | Glenview | Hamilton East | Hamilton Lake | Hillcrest | Melville | Nawton | Pukete | Queenwood | Rototuna | Silverdale | St Andrews | Templeview

Destination Playgrounds

​Hamilton Lake Domain​This destination playground includes a fenced junior unit and large senior unit, sand and water play, slides and swings. Accessible equipment disability friendly.
Parana Park​ The Potter Children's Garden at Parana Park features a Kowhai slide and other creative play equipment. The playground is particularly popular in summer with a large water feature and Tui theme which includes a water feature, swings and aviary.
Claudelands Park
This destination playground includes a flying fox, climbing net, junior and senior units, and disability-friendly equipment.
Tauhara Park​ Destination playground, mouse wheel, modular fitness equipment, swings, slides, flying fox, roktopus, climbing nets, space net, monkey bars, hand trolley and seesaws. Disability friendly.​
​Minogue Park​Double flying fox, sand and water play, in ground trampolines and scooter track.
Dominion ParkThe Dominion Park destination playground has an ecological theme reflecting Hamilton's environment. Te oko o Kirikiriroa playground includes towers and climbing equipment, sand and water play, BBQ, toilet and car parking facilities. Disability friendly. 
Hamilton Gardens​​The playground features and stage for performances, treehouse, earthworm slide, swinging and rocking equipment. The garden themed playground located near Gate 2 of the Hamilton Gardens​ provides for imagination and games.  
​Hare Puke Park​Opened in July 2018, the Destination Playground at Hare Puke Park includes a wide range of modern and colourful playground equipment, toilets, sand play area, scooter track and extensive landscaping. The playground's theme is hinaki (eel net) and tuna (eel), reflecting the cultural heritage of area and its significance to iwi.

Beerescourt

Bolmuir Park Basic modular unit, swings and seesaw and slide unit.​
Vardon Park ​ Swings and seesaw.​

Chartwell

Donny Park Swings and seesaws.​
​Greenhill Park​On the northeastern outskirts of the city, the playground at Greenhill Park features a large climbing frame, swings, seesaws and timber equipment designed to help younger children develop physical skills. ​
​Porritt Stadium ​ ​Seesaws and swings.​​​​

Chedworth

Chedworth Park Small skateboard bowl, basic modular unit, dizzy disc, swings and seesaws.​
Hillary Park Swings and see saws.​
Hukanui Oaks Multi unit fitness equipment and swing and seesaws.​

Claudelands

Union Park
Petanque, table tennis, swings, adventure unit.​​

Dinsdale

Bremworth Park Basic modular unit, swings and seesaw​
Caernarvon Park Basic modular unit.​
Kahikatea Park Small junior unit, swings, seesaw and mini scooter track.​
Pygmalion Park Basic modular unit and swings
​Wake Park Old style western climbing unit with slide. Seesaw and swings.​​

Enderley

Enderley Park Swings, seesaw and basic modular unit.​
Pountney Park ​ Basic modular unit and swings.​

Fairfield

Fairfield Park Skateboard bowl, basic modular unit, senior modular unit and swings.​
Ranfurly Park  Swings and seesaws.​

Fairview Downs

Carrs Park Swings and seesaws.​
Northolt Park Large modular unit and swings.
Raymond Park ​ Basic modular unit and swings.​​

Flagstaff

Discovery Park Basic modular unit and swings​
Farringdon Ave Reserve Basic Modular unit, seesaws, swings.
Flagstaff Park  Basic modular unit and rockers and swing set.​
​Te Huia Reserve Playground​Opened in June 2018, Te Huia Reserve Playground features a mini scooter track, large climbing frame, slide and swings and is nestled on the corner of Wisteria Ln and Te Huia Dr. 

​Forest Lake

Minogue Park
Double flying fox, sand and water play, in-​ground trampolines and scooter track..​

Frankton

Swarbrick Park 
Basic modular unit and swings.​

Glenview

Fitzroy Park Basic modular unit and swings, seesaw and spinner.​
​Deanwell Park​Large modular senior unit, swings, seesaws, spinning and climbing equipment. Sand play area, This playground is for use by Deanwell School and the community, please respect all users.
Glenview Park Swings, seesaw and small wooden unit.
Resthills Park  Roktopus, swings and seesaws.​

Hamilton East

Clyde Park Swings.​
Galloway Park Basic modular unit.
Steele Park ​
Swings and seesaw.​

Hamilton Lake

Gower ParkSee-saws and swings.
Innes CommonSwings, seesaws, roktopus and spinner.
Tawa Park Basic play unit, swings and seesaws.

Hillcrest

Jansen ParkSwings, slide and see-saws.
Hammond ParkSwings
Hillcrest Park Swings, slide, timber play with climbing and balance equipment.
Hillcrest StadiumLocated on Cambridge Rd this playground offers something for the whole family. Featuring a basketball court, multiuse pump track, junior bike skills area, swings, double mouse house and balance equipment.

Melville

Jansen Park Swings, slide and seesaws.​
Mahoe Park Swings and seesaws.
Melville Park Currently under development. When completed this park will feature a skateboard park, basketball court, swings and climbing equipment.
​Sandford Park​Multi activity play site

Nawton

Brymer Glen Reserve Basic modular unit, swings and seesaw.​
Crawshaw Park Adult fitness equipment, swings and slide.
Derby Park Basic modular unit
Derek Heather Park Basic modular unit, roundabout spinner​
Elliott Park Skate park, basic modular unit and swings.​
Mooney Park Tower unit, swings and seesaws.​
Nawton Domain Basic modular unit and slide.​
Te Kootii Park
Basic modular unit.​

Pukete

Ashurst Park Scooter track around the whole playground. Flying fox, roktopus, climbing net, rockers and a playhouse for younger children. ​
Cullimore Park Swings, seesaw and modular unit.
Pukete Park Swings, slide and see saws.​

Queenwood

Chartwell Park Basic modular unit and swings.​
Chequers Avenue Reserve  Swings and seesaw.

Rototuna

Eden Park ReservePlay play unit.
Mangaiti Park – Azure PlacePlay unit, slide, seesaws.
Mangaiti Park – Darjon DriveThis playground features a scooter track, tee pee themed play unit, swings and rockers.
Moonlight Drive ReserveClimbing nets, climbing walls, platforms, monkey bars and a hand trolley. A smaller junior unit has its own small slide, binoculars and puzzles. There is also sand play with a digger.
Rototuna Park Play unit, swings and seesaws.
Te Awa O Katapaki Esplanade Play unit.
Te Toe Toe Reserve Basic play unit.
Wiltshire Drive Reserve  Play unit, swings and seesaws ​

Silverdale

Chelmsford Park Seesaws and basic modular unit.​
Edinburgh Park Seesaw and swings.
Hayes Paddock
Fitness trail and swings.

St Andrews ​

Heath Park
Basic modular unit and swings.
Waiwherowhero Park
Basic modular unit.​

Templeview

Templeview Reserve Basic modular unit, roktopus and swings.​​
​Wade Lane Reserve​Swings.​
Page reviewed: 13 Dec 2019 7:45am