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Use a Park, Reserve or Public Space

Need a big space for your event? Council has a number of parks, reserves and public spaces available for non exclusive use, these are listed in the table below.  To use a council reserve, park or public spaces, a Temporary Event Permit for commercial or local community is generated from the online application.  Applications are requested a minimum of 4 weeks before your event date for processing.  The event date is recorded to minimise conflict of events and event activities are assessed to safely deliver to the public and place.  Fees and a damages bond may apply.  The bond is used to restore damage to grounds and/or assets, and refunded if not required.

 Please note: Buskers, Annual Approved Collectors and wedding ceremonies/photos are free but still require an application to use to prevent conflicts.  Parks, Reserves and Public Spaces cannot be used for wedding receptions.

Application to use a council reserve, park or public space

If you are holding a public event and have not yet advised Council, please complete the following form (for more information see hosting an event):

Event Notification form

Hastings District Council's Event Support Fund is available to organisations and not-for-profit community groups hosting events across the Hastings District.

Event support fund

300 Block West Laneway Flaxmere Park  Landmarks Square  St Leonards Park
Akina Park Frimley Park  Lawrie Cooke Reserve  Stoneycroft Historic House and Gardens
Albert Square Grant Street Reserve  Meissner Reserve  Tōmoana Showgrounds
Anderson Park Guthrie Park  Nanny Kona Park  Waimarama Domain (Airini Road Reserve)
Chatham Park Hastings CBD Mall  Ngaruroro Avenue Reserve  Waipatiki Domain
Cornwall Park Haumoana Memorial Park  Northwood Reserve  Warren Street South Carpark
Civic Square Havelock North CBD  Palmbrook Reserve  Whakatomo Park
Diaz Drive Reserve Havelock North Village Green  Queens Square  Whenua Takoha Reserve
Duke Street Reserve Hugh Little Park  Romanes Drive Reserve William Nelson Park
Ebbett Park Keirunga Gardens  Ron Giorgi I Windsor Park
Essex Crescent Reserve Kirkpatrick Park  Roy's Hill Reserve  
Evers-Swindell Reserve Korowhai Street Reserve  St Aubyn Street Reserve  

Recreational and Sports Grounds

Recreational and Sports Grounds Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Sportsgrounds Fee (incl GST)
20 week season per diamond$638.00 
Casual bookings per ground$105.00 
High School 20 week season$264.00 
Cricket - per pitch for 20 week season
Senior pitches$3,267.00 
Practice turf pitches$1,078.00 
Cricket - casual per game
Turf pitches per day (including ground marking)$319.00 
Tournament per wicket / per day$319.00 
Artificial pitches (including ground marking)$110.00 
Cricket - commercial per game
Commerical school cricket tournaments yr 5-9 per day$170.00 
Commerical school cricket tournaments yr 11-13 per day$319.00 
Commerical Cricket Camps yr 4 -13 per day$55.00 
Cricket Camps crease marking$33.00 
Touch Rugby
Per ground for 20 week season$567.00 
Pre-season permit per field$88.00 
Football, Rugby & Rugby League
Per ground for 20 week season$1,182.00 
Summer Football for 20 week season
Pre and after season games$121.00 
Casual games$121.00 
High school training rate - 20 week season$654.00 
Rugby Goalposts per Field - ad hoc requests$599.00 
Rugby Goalposts per Field - ad hoc requests$125.00 
Miscellaneous Sports Tournament
Commercial Sports Tournament$330.00 
Local Community Sport - Not for Profit**$82.00 
Sport Tournament - High School**$82.00 
Sport Tournament - Primary & Intermediate Schools**No Charge 
Miscellaneous Tournament requiring HDC services**Actual Costs Oncharged 
Note: No charges are made for school children at primary or intermediate level on grounds but still need to make bookings**
After Hours Open Gate Fee$85.00 
For non-notification of cancellation of pre and after season games and casual games and unauthorised use$205.00 
Other services: line marking, cleaning, waste removal, Facilty lock/unlockActual Cost Oncharged 
Hot water for showers in changing facilities Actual Cost Oncharged 
Key Bond*$100.00 
Power Charges$21.00 
Use of Toilet FacilitiesActual Cost Oncharged 
WeddingsNo Charge 
* A bond maybe requested prior to any event held and excludes GST
** Pending Ground Works Required


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