Parks and Sportsgrounds

HDC maintains all public parks, reserves and sportsgrounds in the district.

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William Nelson Park opening Sunday 6 October

The official ceremony begins at 10am then entertainment continues throughout the day

Hastings District Council has developed a new inner city park on land bordered by St Aubyn Street, King Street and Avenue Road.  

Features of the park include:

4000m2 bounded by Avenue Road and King Street dedicated to a public park;
2000m2 bounded by St Aubyn Street and King Street dedicated to a skate plaza.


The 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. Read about some of the main parks and gardens the Hastings District has on offer.


The Hastings Reserve Strategy 2006 sets out the Hastings District Council's plans for acquiring and developing parks and reserves over the next 20 years.

The strategy raises minimum levels of service from 4 hectares of reserve space per 1000 people, to 10 hectares per 1000 people. The process of developing the strategy involved thorough consultation.

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