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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 2022 to 30 June 2023.

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

Hosting an Event Fee (incl GST)
Parks, Reserves and Public Spaces
Local Community Permit - Not for Profit / No Trading / Free Entry
Set-Up 1 Day/ Pack-Down 1 Day - maximum 2 days per event$150.00 
Per Day$300.00 
For 5+ days - Per Day$205.00 
Per Hour$40.00 
Commercial Permit - Registered Entity / Trading / Ticketed / Registration Events
Set-Up 1 Day/ Pack-Down 1 Day - maximum 2 days per event$150.00 
Per Day$300.00 
Up to 5 days (est $2,000 bond)$270.00 
6-9 days (est $2000 bond)$255.00 
10+ days (est $2,000 bond)$240.00 
Food Stall Holders/Mobile Traders
Vendor Permit - per day. Maximum 3 consecutive days** (excl Power)$35.00 
Vendor Permit - 20 Week Sport Season Permit** (excl Power)$325.00 
Stage Hire
Commercial: Hard Surface / Marque Space Hire - Premium Public Space (incl CBD)*$300.00 
Commerical: Stage Hire* per Hour (Hirer training required for container stage)$40.00 
Not for Profit: Stage Hire* per Hour (Hirer training required for container stage)$20.00 
Penalties and Miscellaneous Fees
Note: No charges are made for school children at primary or intermediate level
After Hours Open Gate Fee$80.00 
For non-notification of cancellation of pre and after season games and casual games and unauthorised use$195.00 
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$20.00 
Use of Toilet FacilitiesActual Cost Oncharged 
WeddingsNo Charge 
Note: * A bond maybe requested prior to any event held and excludes GST
Note: ** Subject to the Reserve Management Plan conditions to trade.
Note: *** Pending Ground Works Required


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