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This page contains information about spaces for leisure and recreation in the Whangarei district.
Updated: 16/10/2017 11:52 a.m.

Riverside Reserve

Our parks and reserves are beautiful places which provide opportunities for people of all ages to get out and enjoy our climate and environment. 

We provide spaces for all leisure and recreation needs, from large sportsgrounds to smaller neighbourhood parks, playgrounds and public gardens.

Other spaces are owned and maintained by private trusts such as the Matakohe Limestone Island Trust, or by the Department of Conservation.

We work together with these organisations to make sure that there is a seamless approach to managing the green space in the district. 

Smoke free policy

We promote all our playgrounds, sportsfields and neighbourhood parks to be smoke free areas in the interests of protecting the environment and everyone’s health.

Find out more about the spaces we provide for leisure and recreation by selecting from the links below. 

Town Basin 
Dog Exercise Areas

The map below shows the locations of popular public parks in Whangarei.


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BBQ - electric

BBQ - no gas

Walks and trails

There is an extensive range of walking tracks in the district.

Follow the link below for further information about them and maps of the routes.

Tree planting

During the winter months, public tree planting days are held on Matakohe/Limestone Island, usually on a Sunday.

Details and dates are advertised on the Friends of Matakohe/Limestone Island website.

Friends of Matakohe/Limestone Island (Opens in a new window)

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