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Recreation & Parks

We have 45 high profile recreational reserves in our district, with the majority in Gisborne city.

We have 44 playgrounds, 101 garden areas covering 8400 square metres and 6583 metres of paths and tracks. The parks and open spaces network includes public parks and reserves, sports grounds, cycle and walkways, coastal foreshore and beaches.


Parks and Reserves

Park finder by activity

Parks and reserves for hire

A-Z of our parks, reserves, beaches and sports grounds you can book

Book a park or reserve

Fill in our online booking form

Park fees and booking information

Fees and information for parks, reserves and sports grounds

Midway beachfront BBQs

2 free BBQs along Oneroa walkway

Walkways and cycle trails

Walkways, mountain-biking and fitness trails.

Dog exercise parks

Parks and areas where you can exercise your dog

Sport ground closures

Current status of Council sports grounds

Sports ground maintenance

Planned maintenance of Council sports grounds.

Reserve management plans

Plans for managing Council reserves

Olympic Pool

Opening hours, costs and facilities

Flying a drone

Policy for operating drones or unmanned aircraft over council-owned land.  

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