WhereA variety of playgrounds
Hours7 days a week
Dawn to dusk
Cost and BookingFree
Hamilton has more than 80 playgrounds on parks across the city. Most are neighbourhood playgrounds for the local community. We also have eight destination playgrounds, which are larger and have different themes. Most of these are local playgrounds on neighbourhood parks that consist of at least a slide, swing and seesaw although many have additional equipment.
There are also three destination playgrounds provided at Claudelands Park, Hamilton Lake Domain and Tauhara Park. These are large playgrounds aimed at a wider population and allow whole family interaction. These include diverse play equipment generally aimed at children between the ages of 0-14 playgrounds invoke a sense of adventure in the kids that use them and provide a great social atmosphere whilst keeping the children active and healthy. Seats and other facilities are provided beside playgrounds so that parents or caregivers can relax while they keep an eye on their children.
Some playgrounds also have specialised equipment which caters for disabled children (Ashurst Park, Claudelands Park, Hamilton Lake Domain, Tauhara Park).
Destination Playgrounds | Beerescourt | Chartwell | Chedworth | Claudelands | Dinsdale | Enderley | Fairfield | Fairview Downs | Fitzroy | Flagstaff | Forest Lake | Frankton | Glenview | Hamilton East | Hamilton Lake | Hillcrest | Melville | Nawton | Pukete | Queenwood | Rototuna | Silverdale | St Andrews | Templeview
|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 Park||The 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||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.|