This section contains information about the reserves and open spaces in the Whangarei district and their management plans.
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We currently manage 9,449 hectares of land as open space. This includes city parks, street gardens, sports fields, playgrounds, coastal areas, esplanade reserves, mangrove estuaries, forest remnants, regenerating bush, former quarries, wetlands, pine forests, and cemeteries.
Our parks and gardens provide open spaces for leisure and recreation, catering for a range of activities and age groups.
Our Reserve Management Plans set the direction for management and control of high profile reserve areas in the district. For further information about them, follow the link below.
Reserve Management Plans
Open Spaces Strategy
There are a wide variety of open spaces in the city and district which are an integral part of what we identify as Whangarei.
The strategy is about planning for these open spaces and how best to look after them in the future.
The full version of the document can be downloaded by following the link below.
Open Spaces Strategy [1.7mb]
We maintain an extensive range of walking tracks in the district and development of a network of cycle tracks is underway.
Follow the links below for further information and maps.
We support freedom camping in the district by visitors in self-contained campervans.
We encourage visitors using tents or campervans that aren't self contained, to use camping grounds instead.
Follow the link below to view our guidelines.