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This large adventure playground and park is a must-see for everyone.
The Children's Garden incorporates a strong koowhai theme through its equipment and includes a koowhai seed fountain, koowhai flower slide, and koowhai leaf-shaped viewing platform over the Waikato River.
Other features include a water feature, interactive native bird sculptures, and a small amphitheatre and playhouse.
The park was gifted to the city by George Parr who had a vision of children recovering from illness coming to the park to play.
There was an outdoor theatre at the park in the 1950s and 1960s for pantomimes. A paddling pool was constructed with the help of the Rotary Club.
Today the park is a wonderful place to have a picnic or take the family for a walk. It is closely linked to the Waikato River and Memorial Park.
Water play area
Do I need an event permit?
An event permit ensures both your event and the safety of attendees is prioritised. You need a permit to host an event in a public park or space in Hamilton, especially when having any of the below:
- inflatables e.g. bouncy castle
- amusement devices
- food for sale, free or fundraising
- amplified sound e.g PA system
- road closure.
Can I book a park for my wedding?
Find out more information below to use one of our parks for your wedding ceremony or reception.