The Village Green is in the heart of Havelock North. It features one of the district’s three premier playgrounds, a large grassed open space, picnic tables, a skate park and a pavilion with an extensive paved area.
Playground equipment includes climbing frames, swings, extensive water play feature, slides, xylophone and roundabout.
Public toilets: Yes; closed at night
The entrances to the park are off Te Mata Rd, Napier Rd and Karanema Dr.
The pavilion is the former Havelock Village Green Cricket Pavilion, a historic building moved to its current site and refurbished in 2016/17.
Parts of the building are home to Plunket, the Toy Library and Run/Walk Hawke's Bay (Hastings). The main rooms are available for hire. They include kitchen and toilet facilities and, through French doors, open onto the pavilion’s large tiled outdoor area. The pavilion is suitable for small events such as children’s birthday parties, small private functions or community group gatherings.
A booking form with fee details is available via the button below.
Maintenance and development programmes for this park are governed by the Havelock North Domain Reserve Management Plan.
The Village Green is a Green Flag Award-winning park. A Green Flag is an international mark of quality awarded to parks and reserves. There are 27 criteria against which they are judged, including management plans, community consultation and engagement processes, environmental and sustainability practices, horticultural management and succession planning, safety, and how accessible and welcoming they are to their communities. They are judged each year to ensure the parks are being consistently improved and continue to meet the needs of their communities.
An upgrade to the playground at Havelock North’s Village Green is starting in August, in line with the Havelock North Domain Reserve Management Plan, as well as in response to regular requests from the local community.
Havelock North Pavilion Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.
All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).
|Facility User Charges||Fee (incl GST)|
|Children's Birthday party half day 9am - 12noon||$80.00||Children's Birthday party half day 1pm - 5pm||$80.00||Private function (per hour)||$30.00||Exclusive use of Pavilion (full day hire)||$170.00||Cleaning Fee||$100.00||Community Group (per hour)||$15.00||Power charge half day (events held on the reserve)||$45.00||Power charge full day (events held on the reserve)||$90.00||Reserve hire fee including pavilion||$300.00||Key Bond**||$100.00||Hall Bond**||$100.00|
Havelock North 4130
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