Playgrounds and Skateparks
Playgrounds can be found in many of the Whakatane District's parks and neighbourhoods. Highlights in Whakatane township are:
At ‘The Heads’, this playground location offers something for the whole family. There is always something to see, with fantastic views, a busy boat ramp nearby, game fish being weighed at the wharf in the summer, and children of all ages swimming in the river. The children can play on the slides and swings or swim in the safe area out of the main river current.
The Ocean Playground is a modern, integrated adventure facility, providing exciting challenges for all children, including those with disabilities. It is found not far from the Whakatane Skatepark on River Edge Park at the northern end of McAlister Street.
Skateparks are situated at:
- River Edge Park, Whakatane
- Maraetotara Playground, Ohope Beach
- Morrison Street Reserve, Taneatua
- Skatepark, College Road, Edgecumbe
- Civic Park, Murupara
- Eivers Park, Te Teko.