Open 24 hours
Toilets are only open during sports times
Stanley Road, Gisborne
How to get there
You can access The Oval from Roebuck Road, Stanley Road and Anzac Street.
Things to do
- - Cricket
- - Rugby
- - Toilets
Things you can't do
- - X No Camping
- - X No Dogs
- - X No Fires
About Oval Reserve
The main recreational use of the Oval is cricket in summer and rugby in winter. The Oval is also used for touch rugby training and competition.
There are sports clubrooms on the boundary of the reserve and Anzac Street. They are Pirates, High School Old Boys and OBM rugby clubs.
Book a sports field or hold an event
To book The Oval for an event or training - use our online booking form
Reserve management plan
Read the sports park management plan
Council took over ownership and management of the Oval in 1968 from the rugby union, giving them a 28-year rent free lease. Prior to this and until the development of Rugby Park and Harry Barker Reserve, the Oval was the premier venue in the Gisborne area for all major rugby and cricket matches.