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Landmarks Square

Landmarks Square is a pocket park in the central city named for Landmarks, a Council and community initiative focused on the enhancement of the Hastings environment. 

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Backing onto Fun Buns restaurant, the pocket park, includes all weather artificial turf, a permanent stage, seating, planting, new toilet facilities, lighting and a spectacular sculpture 'Prunus Awanui' by local artist Philipp Meier, representing a cherry blossom.

The park honours the late Hastings mayor Jeremy Dwyer, who introduced the Landmarks philosophy in the 1980s, to fulfil his vision of bringing Hastings city back to life after difficult economic times.

Seating: Yes

Public toilets: Yes

The entrance to the park is off Warren St.

Maintenance and development programmes for this park are governed by the District Wide Reserve Management Plan.

Te Pouaka (The Box) available for hire

The large container positioned at the southern end of Landmarks Square is available to hire as part of a 6 month trial through until the end of March 2024. The container includes a small drinks fridge, deep fryer (no oil), running water and a sink.

The container can be hired by the community for various 'pop-up' activations, such as, but not limited to:

  • Produce sales e.g. flowers, fruit, plants
  • Theatrical shows e.g. puppet shows
  • Food offerings e.g. lunches, take-home dinners
  • Art classes.

At the conclusion of the 6 month trial council officers will evaluate the usage and if successful will continue with the operations as outlined above or amend to longer-use hireage.

The proposed fee structure will be in line with other Council facilities, however because of the size of the container the fees will be lower than permanent buildings such as Te Makaramū (The Meeting Room) at Cornwall Park and the Havelock North Mackersey Family Pavilion. 

For more information, please email: 

Jeff Clews

Landmarks Square Location Map

106 Warren St, Hastings, 4122


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