Margaret Mahy Family Playground is an all-ages, all-abilities playground which can be used to hold outdoor events.

  • Corner of Manchester and Armagh Streets, Central City
Size and surface
  • 16,343m2
  • Paved and grass
Key features 
  • Playground
  • Water play area
  • Tables and chairs by permanent food vendors
  • Food and coffee vendors on site most days
  • Free electrical BBQs on site and covered picnic area
  • One whariki (welcome) mat – paved designs made to look like woven mats
Suitable for
  • Up to 1000 people
  • Suitable for free public events for children and youth
  • Infrastructure
  • Vehicle access
  • No private or commercial events
  • Work in with other users of the space, noise restrictions, traffic management may be required depending on size/type of event
Available facilities
  • Power
  • Water (hose connection)
  • Toilets
  • Changing rooms
  • Drinking fountain
  • Litter and recycling bins
  • Bike racks 
  • Lighting – the site is fully lit including colour-change uplighting
  • Parking(external link) – off-street parking is available
  • Bus stop(external link)
  • Playground
  • Mobility friendly