Frank Kitts Park, Wellington Overview

In the middle of Wellington, New Zealand is the little park named Frank Kitts Park which was one of the first projects of the waterfront development here. This park has been built on reclaimed land and was officially opened in the 1970s but was completed entirely in the 1980s. It boasts of a long slide with swings, an amphitheatre style area for family picnics and events and an array of sculptures and artworks for the people here to enjoy. The park has been named after the longest-serving mayor of the city, Sir Francis Joseph Kitts and its architecture were heavily influenced by the annual street car race that ran here at that time.

This park has several attractions and activity spots here like the longest slide of the area if not the country, in the form of a lighthouse structure along with climbs and swings. Frank Kitts Park also has a number of artworks and sculptures in its premises, like the water sculpture ‘The Albatross’ by Tanya Ashken, ‘Fruits of the Garden’ sculpture by Paul Dibble, the ‘Water Whirler’ by Len Lye and the Sundial by Charles Stone. It is also home to the Wellington Underground Market which supports the local artists and small businesses of the place. 

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How To Reach Frank Kitts Park

You can take a bus till Willis Street on Victoria Street or simply take a walk from central Wellington as it about minutes away from this spot.

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