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Parks & Reserves in Central Hawke's BayNgā papa rēhia me ngā whenua tāpui

List and locations of parks and reserves in Central Hawke's Bay.

Parks & Reserves in Central Hawke's Bay

Central Hawke's Bay District's range of recreational opportunities are derived from the natural environment, resources set aside for public enjoyment, and the efforts of private groups and individuals.

You can make an online booking for many of our parks and reserves here


Eastern field at Coronation Park 

Temporarily closed from 22 October to 24 December 2020 due to the presence of Chilean Needle Grass

We ask the public to refrain from using the field for the protection of their pets and to prevent the spread of the weed. During this period the area will not be mowed. We have engaged with contractors to eradicate the pest as per Hawke's Bay Regional Council's recommendations. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information on Chilean Needle Grass please visit HBRC's website.


The Council also actively maintains the following parks and reserves:

Council Owned Parks & Reserves

A'Deane Park is situated at 2 Wallace Rd in Waipukurau.

A'Deane Park was gifted to the Waipukurau Borough Council in 1922 by Mr J B A'Deane of 'Ashcott" as a memorial to his late mother Mrs M.L. A'Deane. Mr A'Deane's idea was that the land could be used for public gardens and at a later date for a public building if required. In 2008 the park was upgraded with help from J B A'Deane's grand-daughter Ngaire A'Deane Tollemache Jackson and his great grand-children Alison & Ngaianne Jackson.

Nelly Jull Park is situated on Islington Drive behind the Waipawa Shops.

Nelly Jull Park was gifted to the town in 1935 by Albert Jull in memory of his wife Ellen Amelia (Nelly) who passed away in 1914. For Waipawa Township's 150th birthday in 2010 the park was upgraded with a new playground and a band rotunda.

Russell Park is located next to the Tukituki River and can be accessed via River Terrace. Russell Park gates are open from 6.30am to 5pm in Winter and 7.30am to 7pm in Summer.


Skateboard Parks

Madge Hunter Skateboard Park is situated on Harker St in Waipawa opposite the swimming pool

Russell Skateboard Park is accessed via SH2 North or River Tce in Waipukurau.


Reserves/Parks and Other Green Areas

Central Hawke's Bay District Council and Department of Conservation sites

Ngapaeruru Scenic Reserve



15km  south  east of Dannevirke on the Tuturewa Rd                       Blackhead  Reserve  McHardy Place and Longrange Rd, Blackhead Beach                              Church St Cemetery                              
McLeans Bush                                Don Allan Reserve   Elsthorpe Scenic Reserve     
Harker St Reserve                           Hunter Park   Lindsay Bush Reserve      Lindsay Rd via Waipukurau
Loten Park   Mackie St Park               Inglis Bush Scenic Reserve  
Ongaonga Picnic Area   Pioneer Corner   Post Office Corner Park

Locally known as the Green Patch. Cnr SH1 & Ruataniwha St, Waipukurau

Harker St Rotary Reserve   St John Hall Gardens   Ruahine Forest Park Access via North Block Rd, Wakarara

A'Deanes Bush Scenic Reserve


Makaretu Rd off SH50 Makaretu Monckton Scenic Reserve  

Te Angiangi Marine Reserve























PLEASE NOTE: 13 June 2017: Moncktons bridge removed - alternate access
The Moncktons bridge has been removed for safety reasons, an alternate access track has been formed but requires a stream crossing.

Take care crossing the stream. Don't cross the stream if it's in flood or you are uncomfortable with stream crossings.

For other walking options in Central Hawke's Bay check out our walking page


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