Frank Kitts Park has some spectacular views of the harbour and sea
Frank Kitts park is a busy little park in the heart of Wellington with spectacular views of Wellington city the harbour. Named by Wellington’s longest serving mayor, Sir Francis Kitts, the park was officially opened on reclaimed land in 1974. It was one of the first areas of the waterfront to be developed. Originally, designers had ear-marked it for port expansion and the new motorway. The park and promenade redesign was influenced by the annual street race that ran through the area at the time.
Frank Kitts Park has perhaps one of the longest slides in New Zealand – great fun for kids of all ages (and adults!)
Just minutes from both the Te Papa Museum and the Museum of Wellington, this iconic park makes a great stop for families with young children. The kids activities include a plastic climbing frame complete with draw-bridge and slide. Take your pack lunch and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront. Close by there are also all kinds of spaces which can be used for a wide variety of other activities. For example, there is a lagoon used for traditional kiwi style boat races. Next to the park is a grass area which is ideal for picnics or your fish and chip dinner!
During the Summer months, November through to April, you can also hire small electric kids cars. These cost approximately Five dollars for ten minutes. These are an ideal addition to the swings and slide found at the park. The good news is that there are many more equally wonderful parks and playgrounds spread throughout Wellington that offer fabulous kids activities. Click here for to see a collection of our favourites.
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