Set back off the street on a quiet cul-de-sac in Halekulani is a fantastic little park just begging for a visit! The newly built playground at Arnold Close Reserve has brand spanking new play equipment as well as heaps of space for kids to run wild.

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Little ones will race their friends to get to the double slide and when they’re done, it’s time to get dizzy on the merry-go-round! Have a little climber? The rock-climbing wall will challenge little legs to get all the way to the top.

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This little park has something for everyone. Toddlers will love the pretend play store and enjoy a wiggle on the wobble chair, while older kids will get a kick out of the climbing net, fireman’s pole and moving balancing poles.

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There are two swings – a standard swing and an accessible swing for children or adults with special needs.

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Little ones will enjoy trying to keep their balance as they hop across the stepping stones and take on the wooden balance beams. There’s also a flat concrete bike path surrounding the playground which is perfect for toddlers learning to ride or scoot.

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There’s oodles of open space at the reserve so kids can throw down a couple of sweater goal posts and enjoy a game of soccer with their mates.

Arnold Close Reserve, Halekulani

Park Name: Arnold Close Reserve Park also known as Halekulani Playground
Ages: Toddlers, preschoolers and young primary school kids.
Fenced: This park doesn’t have any fences. It is set quite far back from the street but just be mindful if you have little ones that like to run!
Groundcover: Wood chip & softfall.
Toilets: No
Other facilities: There is a picnic table and bench seating.
Shade: Partial shading from mature trees at different times of the day.
Parking: Street parking on the quiet cul-de-sac of Arnold Close. The park itself is just visible from the road. There is also street parking and an entry on Woolana Ave.
Location: 5 Arnold Close, Halekulani

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Lauren is a photographer who is lucky enough to have grown up on the Central Coast. She has always loved the outdoors, exploring and capturing the beauty the Coast has to offer. Now with a toddler by her side, lots more fun and adventure awaits. Check out her stunning photos on Lauren Tierney Photography.