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William Nelson Park

In response to the national COVID-19 alert level the William Nelson Skate Park is CLOSED to the public until further notice. During this time, be kind and wash your hands.

For further information on Hastings District Council's response to COVID-19 please visit: or call 06 871 5000.

For general information on COVID-19 please visit the Ministry of Health website

Image of William Nelson skatepark.

William Nelson Park is a popular inner city park that includes plenty of grass for picnicking and relaxing, a playground and a skate plaza.

The skatepark has been designed to provide a challenge for skateboarders, in-line bladers and BMXers, while also being accessible for less confident users. Given it is such a busy space, the park is overseen by park guardians, based in a kiosk on site from midday to 9pm, seven days a week.

The playground has climbing frames and swings.

In 2014, William Nelson Park shared the New Zealand Recreation Association Outstanding Project award which recognises the excellence, innovation and effectiveness of a recreation project. Hastings District Council was named a finalist in the Local Government Awards for this project.

Seating: Yes               

Public toilets: Yes; closed at night

The entrances to the reserve are off King St North, Avenue Rd West, and St Aubyn St West.  

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

William Nelson Park Location Map

300 St Aubyn St W, Hastings, 4122


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