Auckland is our playground

Are you aged 13 - 18 and keen to get active and have fun with friends?

#AKLPLAY is a free initiative for youth where we offer community spaces for non-structured (free time) active play and sports. 

Our unique environment provides a space to motivate and empower young people to "give it a go" - we want you to try new skills, meet new friends and have fun. We encourage creativity and imagination through play to help develop your physical, cognitive and emotional strength and team building skills in a fun and social way.

There's no need to register, just come along and join in the fun!

#AKLPLAY is funded by the YMCA, Auckland Council and Sport NZ

Find a centre near you! 


FRIDAYS 6-9pm, Te Matariki Clendon Community Centre, 17 Palmers Road, Manukau Phone: 09 269 0500


TUESDAYS 4-6pm, Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Pool and Leisure Centre, 66R Mascot Ave, Mangere Phone: 09 275 8979


FRIDAYS 4-5pm Youth Burn Massey Leisure Centre, 545 Don Buck Road, Massey Phone: 09 833 8100


FRIDAYS 3:30-5:30pm, Mt Albert Community and Leisure Centre, 773 New North Road, Mt Albert Phone: 09 846 0788


FRIDAYS 4-6pm (Kicks off 3rd May) YMCA North Shore Recreation Centre, 5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote Phone: 09 480 7099


MONDAYS 4-6pm, Sir William Jordan Recreation Centre, 5 Pearce Street, Onehunga Phone: 09 636 8825


FRIDAYS 6-9pm, Otara Pool and Leisure Centre, Newbury Street, Otara Phone: 09 274 6917


FRIDAYS 4-6pm, Lynfield Youth and Leisure Centre, 16-18 Griffen Park Road, Mt Roskill Phone: 09 627 1642


FRIDAYS 4-6pm, Lagoon Pool & Leisure, 29 Lagoon Drive, Panmure Phone: 09 570 5321

Find a centre near you!

CLENDON - Fridays 6-9pm
MANGERE - Tuesdays 4-6pm
MASSEY - Fri 4-5pm (Youth Burn)
MT ALBERT - Fridays 3:30-5:30pm
NORTH SHORE - Fridays 4-6pm
ONEHUNGA - Mondays 4-6pm
OTARA - Fridays 6-9pm
PUKETAPAPA - Fridays 4-6pm
TAMAKI - Fridays 4-6pm

Want an #AKLPlay activation at your school?

Contact our Youth Development Manager via email: