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.
Maintenance and development programmes for this park are governed by the Havelock North Domain Reserve Management Plan.
Need a big space for your event? Havelock North Village Green is available for non exclusive use. Click here to complete an application form.
Note: 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.
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.
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 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.
Parks and Public Spaces Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.
All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).
|Pavilions at Cornwall Park and Havelock North||Fee (incl GST)|
|Community Use (up to 2 hours)||$20.00||Community Use Half Day (8am-Noon OR 1pm-5pm OR 6pm-10pm)||$40.00||Community Use FULL Day||$80.00||Private Use (up to 2 hours)||$40.00||Private Use Half Day (8am-Noon OR 1pm-5pm OR 6pm-10pm)||$80.00||Private Use Full Day||$160.00||Commercial Use (up to 2 hours)||$60.00||Commercial Use Half Day (8am-Noon OR 1pm-5pm OR 6pm-10pm)||$120.00||Commercial Use Full Day||$240.00||Cleaning Fee||$105.00||Power charge half day (events held on the reserve)||$47.00||Power charge full day (events held on the reserve)||$95.00||Reserve hire fee including pavilion||$315.00||Key Bond*||$100.00||Hall Bond*||$100.00|
|Food Stall Holders/Mobile Traders||Vendor Permit - per day. Maximum 3 consecutive days** (excl Power)||$37.00||Vendor Permit - 20 Week Sport Season Permit** (excl Power)||$340.00|
|Stage Hire||Commercial: Hard Surface / Marque Space Hire - Premium Public Space (incl CBD)*||$315.00||Commerical: Stage Hire* per Hour (Hirer training required for container stage)||$42.00||Not for Profit: Stage Hire* per Hour (Hirer training required for container stage)||$21.00|
|Penalties and Miscellaneous Fees||After Hours Open Gate Fee||$85.00||For non-notification of cancellation||$205.00||Other services: line marking, cleaning, waste removal, Facilty lock/unlock||Actual Cost Oncharged||Hot water for showers in changing facilities||Actual Cost Oncharged||Key Bond*||$100.00||Power Charges||$21.00||Use of Toilet Facilities||Actual Cost Oncharged||Weddings||No 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|
Havelock North 4130
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