Whanganui Playground Review: Webb Road Reserve

This is part of a series where I review local playgrounds in and around Whanganui.  Non-locals will want to skip this!2015-02-05 14.50.26

Tucked away on the side of Durie Hill is a tiny toddler’s delight, Webb Road Reserve.  And when I say tiny, I mean tiny.  There are two swings – one bucket and one regular – and a climbing frame with wavy slide.  The slide is a bit high for under two’s but Sausage got to the top with some help.

2015-02-05 14.50.01


There’s plenty of bark underneath the play equipment, and a couple of benches for parents to sit on.  And the benches are in the SHADE!  Wahoo!

There’s not much green space – enough for a picnic, but not enough to kick a ball around – as the park is basically a wedge-shaped corner section.  It is lovely though, surrounded by established trees and bordered by houses.  Parking is a bit tricky as Webb Road isn’t the usual wide Whanganui road.  It’s more like Wellington, being a narrow, windy road – only Whanganui homes have off-street parking!  As the park is on a corner you can’t really park on the road without obstructing traffic so I parked on the grass.



  • Really, really quiet and peaceful setting
  • Benches and shade.  Oooh, love me some shade.
  • Enough play equipment to keep a toddler happy for a while
  • The play equipment is in good condition and the reserve was neat and tidy at the time of visiting


  • It’s small, and the play equipment is pretty generic so it’s not really the sort of place you’d make a special journey to (unless you are researching for your blog), but great if you live locally.
  • Not very exciting for older children
  • No rubbish bin

Tots in Tawhero rating: 4/5