Due to Covid-19 all our playgrounds are closed until further notice.
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
Opening hours, costs and facilities
Flying a drone
Policy for operating drones or unmanned aircraft over council-owned land.