Sportsground facilities are listed in alphabetical order.
This park is used for larger events, particularly those involving machinery and animals. It is the venue for the annual A and P Society Summer Show, all local equestrian events, cross country athletics events and concerts. This park extends to the bush line at the north west end and is an access point to the bush areas of the Pukenui Forest (Department of Conservation) and Council's water supply reserve for the Whau Valley dam.
Limited off street parking is available.
Currently 2 sportsfields for rugby are maintained here but there is room for 2 more. The Hikurangi Rugby Club have club facilties on the park, and a pony club uses part of the grounds for equestrian activities. The park is popular with joggers, walkers and those exercising their dogs.
Next to the Hora Hora Primary School, this park has 2 fields for rugby during winter and is often used for touch rugby during the summer. It is the base for the Hora Hora Rugby Club , and the Hora Hora Scouts.
Some off street parking is available around the rugby club building.
Situated just off State Highway 1, the domain has 2 rugby fields, 4 concrete tennis courts and caters for various sporting codes during the year. Mid- Northern Rugby Club has clubrooms on the park, as do the Pig Hunters Club and scouts. The local community hall is next door.
Caters for rugby and soccer during winter and cricket and touch rugby during summer. It is the home for Kamo Rugby Football Club and the Kamo Swifts AFC. There are 3 bowling greens, 5 tennis courts and the associated Kamo Bowling Club and Kamo Tennis Club. A playground is also available.
Off road parking is at the Three Mile Bush Road and Butler Place entrances.
Kensington sportspark is bounded by Western Hills Drive, Kensington Avenue, and Park Avenue in Whangarei. It is a major sportsground for the district and has several regional facilities on it:
- Northland Hockey Association (2 artificial water turfs)
- Whangarei Athletics with an all weather mondo track
- Whangarei Table Tennis indoor facility
- Kensington Fitness Centre
- Sport Northland RST
- ASB Lounge
- Genesis Energy Indoor Stadium
- Whangarei Netball Association (12 outdoor courts)
- Onerahi Cricket Club.
The natural turf area of the park provides several winter sportsfields, and cricket ovals for summer. There are 4 courts open for general public use for tennis during summer and netball in winter. There is also a children's playground.
Off road parking is available on Western Hills Drive, Park Avenue, and the corner of Kensington Avenue and Park Avenue.
For information about our Reserve Management plan for Kensington, follow the link below.
Kensington Park Reserve Management Plan
This local sportspark facility is administered by the Mangakahia Sportsground Society. There are 2 squash courts, 2 badminton courts, a basketball and netball court, two rugby fields and a soccer field. There are aerobics, squash, rugby, soccer and pool clubs.
The facilities are available for hire and these include two reception lounges with kitchens, an upper lounge and a fully licenced bar. The manager can be contacted on +64 9 434 6923 or
+64 9 434 7770.
This park is administered by the Maungakaramea Recreation Society which also administers the neighbouring hall. There is a cricket club, rugby club, and the grounds cater for rugby fields, cricket ovals, artificial tennis courts, netball courts, hockey training, croquet, and lawn bowls.
Morningside is the base for the FC Whangarei soccer club. Two fields for soccer over winter and 5 a-side soccer fields during summer are generally provided, and practice nets for cricket. There is a half court volley board and basketball hoop too. A playground is also available.
Limited off street parking at the FC Club at the end of Rawhiti Street.
This ia a developing reserve administered by the Whangaruru Community and Sport Trust. Currently a single rugby field, small club building and changing facilities are on the reserve, and development of restoration planting and walking tracks is under way. There is also a rubbish transfer station, and sewerage treatment plant on the reserve as well as a large area of pine plantation, so public access is restricted in certain areas.
Set in the commercial part of Whangarei City, Okara Park boasts 2 of the district's regional facilities. The Northland Events Centre is a new venue which replaces the old rugby stadium has a grandstand, enclosed ground, first class natural turf pitch, embankment seating, and conference facilities.
Next to the events centre is the recently completed Cobham Oval cricket ground. This facility hosts first class matches, and is currently being assessed for international match suitability. The headquarters of Northland Cricket is in the Spire Pavilion, adjacent to the indoor cricket building. Terraced grounds provide elevated seating for spectators.
Parking is available for both facilities in a large off street carpark.
Incorporates an area for 2 or 3 sportsfields, and grazing for the Parahaki Pony club. It is the base for Onerahi Rugby Club and the Onerahi Bowling Club, which leases an area for 2 greens. There are public toilets on the park and good access from Cartwright Road, Alamein Ave and Onerahi Road.
Onerahi 'A' located on a small corner of the airport land and accommodates 1 soccer field.
Onerahi 'B' located on the other side of the airport from the 'A' ground, this area is big enough for 2 fields, and has clubrooms for the Tikipunga Soccer Club. The grounds are also used during summer for cricket.
At the southern approaches to Whangarei city, this park has 4 sportsfields which are used for soccer and rugby league. There is a community building which caters for clubs and community groups, and public toilets are available there.
Provides 2 winter sportsfields for rugby and league. Junior touch rugby is often played during summer.
Carparking is at the entrance to the park but the gate is locked unless an event is in progress.
Administered by the Ruakaka Recreation Society, this sportspark currently has 3 soccer fields marked during winter, and caters for baseball, touch rugby, volley ball and 5 a-side soccer in summer. The Society's facilities include gym, sqaush and petanque. A child care centre operates on the park.
Caters for rugby (2 fields) and soccer (9 fields) during the winter, and cricket (94 artificial wickets), 5 a-side soccer, and touch rugby during the summer. It is home to the Tikipunga Rugby Club and Tikipunga Soccer Club. The park borders the Hatea River and is popular with joggers and walkers. It connects with the Balmoral Reserve which provides extended walking around the river to Vinegar Hill Road.
Carparking and the main entrance is on Reed Street.
William Fraser Park
Also known as Pohe Island this whole area was the location for the district's sanitary landfill until a couple of years ago when it was closed and capped with clay.
The western end of the park has been open to the public for many years and features a skate park and a BMX track. The park is used by a number of clubs including the Madhatters AFC, Whangarei Rock'n'Roll Club, Whangarei Rowing Club, Young Mariners, Navy League and Sea Cadets.
The park is also venue for visting attractions such as the circus.
Development of the park will include more soccer fields and support for groups representing cycling disciplines including mountain biking, criterion racing and BMX.
Off road parking is available at the park.