Girl with dad at playground
Slide at playground
Waka at playground
View of playground

Te Aro Mahana playspace
Frank Kitts Park


After entertaining Wellingtonians and visitors for many years, the popular playground at Frank Kitts Park has been upgraded. The new Te Aro Mahana play space is a series of interconnected play areas within a maritime and coastal theme. The rejuvenated play space includes a new interactive waka named Whetuu Maarama, created by artist Matthew McIntyre-Wilson (Taranaki, Ngā Māhanga, and Titahi). Te Aro Mahana was completed and opened in February 2024.