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JF Kennedy Memorial Park
139 Beach Road, Castor Bay, Auckland 0620, New Zealand
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Pa
Review №1

Paradisiac place. get ready to sunbathe and go up and down a staircase with a one million dollar view :)

Gr
Review №2

Cool piece of coastline with some great history. Stairs down to beach are an engineering triumph and the climb back up is gutbustingly awesome, if your legs arent burning after the climb go back down and do it again

Ca
Review №3

The beach is great, and dogs are allowed. There are many steps to climb going down onto the beach and pretty gruelling climbing back up to the top!! Beach is wonderful for walking dogs!!

Al
Review №4

The staircase of doom - a Bali like steep staircase by the seaside. This must be aucklands worst kept secret, a good getaway from the overcrowded takapuna beach. Many fitness enthusiast loves to run up and down the stairs... so, if u feel like a leg day, time to take the challenge.

Jo
Review №5

Great place for kids to learn some history . Stairs to beach great for the cardio and can take dog down there all year round

Je
Review №6

A refreshing view to walk around. It has a touch of our New Zealand history used after the start of World War II. This battery bay was part of a nationwide coastal defence system and played a key part in Auckland’s WWII Defences.

Cl
Review №7

Great place to walk your dog, find out about how we played a role in the war, and a play ground for children. Great views of the bays. Stairs down to the beach are currently out of order, due to storm.

Ti
Review №8

Great park for kids and adults alike. Good kids play ground with lots if open spaces for ball games or picnics

Bi
Review №9

Great place for dog walks. Our client from Lil Luka dog walks love going there.

Ni
Review №10

What an awesome spot. Gona master those steps!

Ph
Review №11

The lookout is great. Gives you a wide spacious view of the sea. Awesome spot to get good silhouette of Rangitoto. The park is clean and wide too. The pillboxes where they used to install guns are amazing historical landmarks. This is the place where you will find the stairs of doom. Sometimes you will find people running up and down the stairs as a part of their workout program. Its quite a climb that stairs though.The sea shore is not so good. Stay on the elevated part, I would say.

Be
Review №12

Multiple ways to get here either from Castor Bay beach area or one of the access points (including the main entrance) on Beach Road.Really large park with beautiful views of the Hauraki Gulf along the edge of the park. There is a walkway (Kennedy Park Walkway) that joins the park to Castor Bay beach area. The playground is near the parking lot and there is a path from the parking area to the battery where you can see the gun emplacements. Following the path further leads you to a staircase which goes down to the beach and is used by people for exercise. There are also other WWII facilities in the area.Not much tree cover in the park so not ideal for really hot sunny days. It does have a lot of open space so nice for a run around.

Ni
Review №13

Best beach to bring the doggos. Completely off leash all year round. Good for swimming at high tide, theres exposed reef on low tide. Pick up your doggo poo chur.

Va
Review №14

One of north shores best park secrets

El
Review №15

An all day dog beach, even in summer gives this place my 5 star rating. The stairs down to the beach are immense and quite the workout. Do them a couple of times and youll be buggered. Beach can be completely underwater in very high tides.

Pa
Review №16

Nice park with great sea views.Theres a big play ground for the kids.Great place to improve your fitness by walking or running up and down the stairs to the beach below.

St
Review №17

A lovely park and childrens playground. Lots of steps down to the beach. Lovely to have a dog friendly beach. Low tide meant there was little water for swimming.

jo
Review №18

Great playground and park. Also Kennedy Patanque Club Headquarters and tunnels built with guns to protect our shores 2nd. World war

Ca
Review №19

I love this park. Great big lawns to run on and also a great sand play area for the little ones while the older kids climb the rope tower. Only pitty is the stairs of doom havent been fixed yet and it was a very well used set of stairs by many people

Pa
Review №20

It is so lovely here, steps to run up and down if you want, WW11 tunnels with an interesting guide. Great play ground for children, shade of lovely pohutakawa trees.

An
Review №21

Very nice park! First time there, what a beautiful surprise! A large green area and a long walk along the cliff. And if you want to stay fit nothing better than a run on the beach after a 142 steps staircase. But remember you have to climb it back 😁😁😁

Da
Review №22

Sunday 12 Feb 2017. Awesome park with great walk down steps to the beach/rocks @ low tide and nice walk past some amazing homes to Castor Bay beach - did the tour of the WWII tunnels, loads of history.

RA
Review №23

Great park, with the beach if you follow the stairs down. Fantastic view. Good for walk, Natural beauty. Kids playgroud as well.

Gl
Review №24

Great recreational & historical spot.

An
Review №25

Great park.Amazing viewsHistorical. Good for dogs.

Ja
Review №26

Interesting to see the old military installation and munition tunnels.

An
Review №27

Decent park for the kids with good sand pit area. What is great though, is the trail walk running along the cliff top.

An
Review №28

Beautiful with a look out.

Ch
Review №29

Always great for a walk. Beautiful 😍

P
Review №30

Amazing view, nice hike. Worth visiting.

St
Review №31

Kids love it. Wind always blowing here though

li
Review №32

Beautiful place, playground with shade and access to the beach

Wu
Review №33

Quiet and beautiful place

A
Review №34

Really interesting little park with some cool gun replacements and history.

Ly
Review №35

Great place to exercise and run the pet dogs

To
Review №36

Great views

Sh
Review №37

Great place for a brake from the city

Sh
Review №38

Great spot with views of North shore . It is closed off currently due to maintenance on steps...opening soon. Good grass to walk. Has underground tunnels you can visit 2nd Sunday of month...take torch and gold coin entry. Very good playground for kids. Toilets on site. Place lots of history with old war buildings.

Ia
Review №39

Your through the tunnels was really interesting. Well worth the time, we are so lucky to have the guides.

Pe
Review №40

Reasonable large in size. Great place to do exercise. Easy access to beach.

Xu
Review №41

Love the tranquility and the natural scenes

Be
Review №42

Love this place. Great to walk the dogs. Excellent play area and for picnic. Clean toilets

Cr
Review №43

Picturesque park overlooking Castor Bay. The park itself holds well preserved and maintained WWII buildings and fortifications with some excellent information boards as you walk the park.There are normally stairs down to the beach and these are frequented by exercise fanatics, however recent bad weather has made these unavailable following slip damage with no known timeline as to their return.

96
Review №44

So the story was really good, had alot of depth even though shes a bad story teller... I enjoyed the part where she talked about the mosquitoes and no one listened. Overall I give it 4 out of 5 stars THE END.

Th
Review №45

Small park with a reasonable playground and little spots to sit and enjoy the fresh air rushing up the cliffs. Grass is quite thick to be useful for picnics.

Ta
Review №46

Good spot not to busy and toilet is kept clean

li
Review №47

Very fun and intresting

Ma
Review №48

Always a good place to visit .. great views nice and clean

Da
Review №49

Good view. Just be careful the ramp is getting rebuilt there. But love it.

Br
Review №50

Love walking around here and taking in the views. Great little spot for Pokémon Go players too.

Ke
Review №51

Great open space - fun playground. Even a petanque space. But when will the staircase access to the beach be reopened?!

te
Review №52

Nice place

Ma
Review №53

Great views, nice playground, good walk to Castor Bay pit about the collapsed staircase

Ni
Review №54

Beautiful but stairs arent fixed yet

An
Review №55

Good for walking. Mind tide time.

Co
Review №56

Loved this quick visit, has been done up well.

Bl
Review №57

Good place for kids. Lots of room to play, and a walkway down to the beach which is a nice bonus.

Fe
Review №58

Love taking my dogs as its a great place to play with a ball 😊

Cr
Review №59

A beautiful memorable place great memories and awsome lovely day

Ch
Review №60

Great reserve. The stairs were awesome for fitness training until they were washed away in a storm.

Am
Review №61

Lovely park with cool web climbing and clean loos

Ra
Review №62

Great place for a calm weekend day with kids.

Am
Review №63

Great walk. Amazing views

Mi
Review №64

Nice play ground, restrooms, lovely look out, historic place

a8
Review №65

Easy and cozy but great tracking course.

Wa
Review №66

Good for playground for kids and exersise.Council need to fix steps to beach

Jo
Review №67

Stairs of doom

mu
Review №68

Luve the climb up the hill not fun after 6

Pe
Review №69

Nice and quite place with beuautiful views

DJ
Review №70

Great Park to take the kids with a playground, toilets and access to the beach down a cliff face staircase.

Ab
Review №71

Amazing views from the top of the staircase . Staircase still closed.

Jo
Review №72

If you dont live nearby, this one will have passed you by. A long field of grass above the sparkling Hauraki with beautiful views, and usually a long staircase down to the beach which periodically gets ruined by landslides (which it currently is, as of Autumn 18). But...you do get to see the remains of wartime Auckland scattered about, which is worth the stop. The cute 30s house is actually a disguised concrete observation bunker (you can rent it if youre into DooWoop Era parties), there are gun emplacements for the kids to explore, and various concrete things lying around. Lots of info boards for the olds, and plenty to clamber on for the young. AND a playground too! Popular with the petanque crowd - theres a club there you can join. Recommended if youre wandering down the coast road on the way to lunch in one of the Bays...

Ja
Review №73

Verey nice nice out look

Jo
Review №74

Fantastic location and views, excellent playground, and a hall available to book for family events.

Ke
Review №75

Nice small park with nice view.

BN
Review №76

Fun for kids, and nice walk-way for adults

Mi
Review №77

Nice place great views of auckland harbour

Da
Review №78

Mix of different places from great childrens playground, to war historic fixtures to cultural historical aspects. Very sadly steps to beach below are in disrepair and unusable.

Ma
Review №79

Lovely place, big playground, cool toilets.

Bi
Review №80

Best place to fly a drone :D

Ry
Review №81

Nice Park for just about everything, and great views from the stair case leading to the beach.

An
Review №82

Great playground, and the stairs down to Castor Bay are a great and popular training venue

Na
Review №83

Convenient location and relaxing environment.

yo
Review №84

Had a nice walk here

Si
Review №85

Beautiful place,for recreation,and many fishing spots on the beach

di
Review №86

Never knew they had tunnels there that are open every second Sunday..

Br
Review №87

Fantastic Park. WWII history

Su
Review №88

Good for walking dogs.

Ma
Review №89

Relaxing walk with stunning views

cr
Review №90

Good spot for picnics, children and a walks

Br
Review №91

Steps x 10 great workout

da
Review №92

Small walking circuit access to the beach stairs closed

Sh
Review №93

Great views and nice Park for the kids too

Fr
Review №94

Beautiful relaxing area

Ca
Review №95

Great park.

Mi
Review №96

Stairs kf doom

Gu
Review №97

The stairs to the beach are a thing to experience. The views are espectacular, specially at dawn or dusk.

Cu
Review №98

Lovely views.

Ka
Review №99

Outstanding Views

Do
Review №100

Lovely visit

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  • Address:139 Beach Road, Castor Bay, Auckland 0620, New Zealand
  • Site:http://kennedypark.org.nz/
  • Phone:+64 9-410 2653
Categories
  • City park
  • Tourist attraction
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
Amenities
  • Good for kids:Yes
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