Parks and Reserves

Hastings District is home to more than 55 hectares of sports fields, 185 hectares of reserves, 160 hectares of domains, 10 hectares of gardens and shrub beds and some 8000 trees. In 2015, Hastings was awarded the annual Keep New Zealand Beautiful Award for the most beautiful city in New Zealand for those with a population of 20,000 or more. 

Below is a comprehensive A-Z overview of parks and reserves in the district. Use the corresponding filter option to locate parks by suburb or area.







Sited in the middle of the grid that forms the Hastings central city, Civic Square is the largest open space within the central city and is the cultural heart of Hastings’ urban centre.


Nanny Kona Park is a neighbourhood park that has a playground targeted at school aged children which includes a range of swings, a skateboard teeter and a large combination unit with 5 different platforms. 


Te Mata Peak is a local heritage site and cultural landmark, making it one of the most visited places in Hawke’s Bay. Standing at 399 metres, Te Mata Peak is part of a 99 hectare park that is used for a wide range of recreational activities.

Te Mata Park is managed by Te Mata Trust and more information on the park can be found on their website at