In my opinion the best play ground in Napier is the May And Peter Harris Playground. Its big, well shaded and best of all fully fenced. This ensures safety for little ones and although its on a major road it remains safe. It has many different pieces of equipment for young explorers to play, exercise and gain confidence on.
Due to upgrade in 2012/2013 the playground now caters for the needs of older children too now. There were several new and special pieces of play equipment. More sun shades, park furniture and car parks were also added.
It is popular and with park tables and seats is a nice place for lunch. Some families use the grass areas to have picnics on too :)
I would recommend children were dressed in play clothes and maybe have a change of clothes with them as it features a sand pit, water play area.