Photo of children playing football at Pohe Island. .

Whangarei 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.

Open the Sportsgrounds GIS Map


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 Council 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.

Fees and Charges

Booking via email

Download the booking form:

Sportsgrounds booking form(PDF, 85KB)

For sportsgrounds, email it to:

For Barge Showgrounds, email it to:

Booking via phone

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

For Barge Showgrounds, please phone: 09 438 3109 extension 2

Cancellations and closures

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

'Is the Game On?' website for 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.

Smokefree and Vapefree Policy