Sunnynook Community Centre is situated on the corner of Sunnynook Road and Sycamore Drive in Sunnynook on the North Shore, Auckland City.

We have rooms for hire at Sunnynook Community Centre and the Kennedy Park Observation Post which is situated in Castor Bay.

At Sunnynook we have a Community Creche which is open during school terms.  The Creche currently has a waiting list email if you wish to add your child's name to the list.

We also run a School Holiday Programme at Sunnynook and a Youth Holiday Programme at Kennedy Park.  Please phone Bronwyn or Debbie on 410-4902 or email if you would like more information (there is currently a waiting list).


The purpose of the Sunnynook Community Centre is to enhance social and cultural well-being by providing accessible and affordable opportunities for people of all ages, cultures and interests to come together in a safe and supportive environment to:

  • Make friends, meet people, learn, contribute and participate in the local community.
  • Particpate in programmes and services developed in response to changing community needs.


We will endeavour at all times to:

  • Have a stong community focus driving the decisions we make.
  • Provide a warm and welcoming environment for all centre users.
  • Embrace and celebrate the diversity within our community.
  • Be family focussed and safety conscious.
  • Provide quality facilities for users.


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Work to upgrade Sunnynook Park on the North Shore will start soon.

The upgrade will include stormwater improvements, new sports fields and lighting, improvements to pedestrian and cycle paths, and new seating, exercise equipment and playground features.

The stormwater work is due to run from October until spring 2018. It will involve excavating the park to reduce the chance of flooding and improve drainage.

The floodwall on Sycamore Drive will also be upgraded.

New sand-carpet sports fields

Once the stormwater works are completed, new sand-carpet sports fields will be installed, along with floodlights, goal posts and cricket blocks.

The playground will be built between May and June this year.

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair Grant Gillon says the project is great news for Sunnynook.

“These works will not only improve the park’s appeal, amenity and usability, they will address flood risks at the park and surrounding area."

Access disruptions to be minimised

“During the works, there will be some unavoidable disruptions for local residents and park users."

“These are likely to include traffic inconveniences, construction noise, and having parts of the park closed off."

“We will do our utmost to ensure works are undertaken smartly, completed quickly and disruption is minimised.”

All works are expected to be completed by March 2019.

Walking Group - Wednesdays - 9.30am 

Join local residents on Wednesday mornings for a weekly walk in the local area.  Enjoy the company of others.  We will start at a gentle pace for our first walks and slowly increase the pace and distance.  Meet in the foyer of the Sunnynook Community Centre at 9.25am.  No charge.  Walks will be cancelled if it is wet.  You can call the Community Centre to check for cancellation - ph 410-4902.  Registration is not necessary.  For more information email us at or phone 410-4902.

Free English Conversation Group - Mondays 11.00am-12.30pm 

We invite those with English as a second language to join us to practise speaking English and meet new people.  Mondays 11.00am - 12.30pm (school terms only), Sunnynook Community Centre, Sycamore Room.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information please see Bronwyn or Debbie in the Community Centre office or phone 410-4902.


The Holiday Programme is for children aged 5 to 9 years and will run on:-

Monday 2nd October to Friday 13th October

Phone Bronwyn or Debbie on (09) 410 4902 or email if you would like to put your child's name on our Waiting List or email us with your details.  More information can be found under Holiday Programme.


The Youth Programme is for children aged 10 to 13 years and will run from:-

Monday 2nd October to Friday 13th October 2017

Phone Bronwyn or Debbie on (09) 410 4902 or email on to put your child's name on the database. More information can be found under Centre Activities - Kennedy Park Youth Programme.


A group that meets in the Sunnynook Community Centre would welcome donations of wool (or coins to contribute to the cost of shipping and buying wool) so they can continue creating warm blankets for children in overseas countries and Kidz First in New Zealand.  Blankets and shawls/scarves will be displayed at a later date.  Please drop off donations to the Community Centre office, 9.00am - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday, or phone (09) 442 1247 for collection.