The recreation space at Aotea Lagoon has a wide range of features – from the lagoon itself, to a miniature train, a running track, often a coffee cart, a splash pad and the playground itself.
The splash pad is a reasonably new addition to the park and is very popular. It has little to no shade, and offers very few places to sit and watch from, but is great fun nonetheless. Its a bit of a walk over to the playground, which is a good thing because it stops the playground equipment ending up wet on sunny days.
The playground itself is not massive, but the appeal of this park is not really its playground – its all those other features it offers.
Parking is available on street and off, at both ends of the reserve. It can get busy, so be prepared for that.