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Parks and ReservesNgā papa rēhia me ngā whenua tāpui

Hastings has more than 160 reserves and open spaces, ranging from city, neighbourhood and rural playgrounds, sports fields and parks, to natural green spaces and road reserves. There are 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.

Windsor Park Opening Day

Of our 191 parks and reserves, about 38 have playgrounds on them. Our parks range from small neighbourhood play spaces to the district's three major play parks: Flaxmere Park, The Village Green in Havelock North, and Cornwall Park in Hastings. The playgrounds page has links to all of the district play spaces.

Thirteen of the reserves have dedicated sports fields, catering for a wide range of codes. from the traditional: football, rugby, cricket, rugby league, touch rugby and softball, to the specialised: ki-o-rahi, disc golf, skating, marching and BMX. The sports ground page has links to those parks that include marked sports fields.

Our parks and reserves are great places for picnics and BBQs. Please be considerate of others and clean up before you leave.

LPG Gas BBQs are permitted in parks, provided:

  • Children are supervised around hot surfaces.
  • No BBQ’s directly under trees.
  • Avoid staining – wooden decks and concrete/paver hard surfaces.
  • Current certified gas bottle/s used. A Swap a Bottle is perfect.
  • No fires.

Electric BBQ Sites

Each BBQ has operating hours and use instructions. Usage is first in first served.

  • Flaxmere Park Playground
  • Kirkpatrick Park
  • Ngaruroro Avenue Reserve
  • Puketapu Park
  • Waimarama Domain
  • Whenua Takoha Reserve
  • Windsor Park – Lions Park corner of Sylvan & Grove Roads

To report fault, please call 06 871-5000 or email

An application is required where more than 10 people will be attending the BBQ.

Application to use a Council Reserve, Park and Public Space

Parks and Reserves Map


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