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Whangārei District caters for traditional sporting activities, such as rugby, soccer, cricket, hockey and netball.

Our cricket ground and BMX tracks are of international standard, and facilities at Kensington Park host hockey matches at regional level.  

The locations of sportsgrounds in the District can be found in our GIS Maps online tool.

Sportsgrounds GIS Map

You can enter an address or suburb to find sportsgrounds or you can zoom in and out on the map.  You can click on an icon to view the address and other information. 


The District's sportsgrounds can be booked for special events, tournaments, games and casual use. 

A booking will give you the right for your activity to go ahead with our support. It will not give you exclusive right to the park.

Some activities may require a fee as set out in our Fees and Charges.

Parks and reserves fees and charges

Complete application

Download and complete the booking form.

Sportsgrounds booking form(PDF, 85KB)

Sportsground bookings

For sportsground bookings, email the completed application form to:


To make an enquiry about sportsgrounds, please phone: 09 437 3440

Barge Park Showgrounds bookings

For Barge Park Showground bookings, email the completed application form to: 


For Barge Park Showground enquiries, please phone: 09 438 3109 extension 2.

Other parks and reserve areas

To make an enquiry about booking other parks and reserve areas, please follow the link below.

Make an enquiry about booking a park or reserve area

Cancellations and closures

You can find out whether sportsgrounds are open or not on the 'Is the Game On' website.

Is the Game On? - Sportsground closures (

Smoke free and vape free policy

We promote smoke free and vape free at all our playgrounds, sportsfields and neighbourhood parks, in the interest of protecting the environment and everyone’s health.

Smoke free and Vape free Policy