Sports Grounds

Photo of children playing football at Pohe Island. .

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

Our rugby and cricket grounds at Okara Sports Park and the BMX tracks at Pohe Island are of international standard.  The turf facilities at Kensington Park host hockey matches at a national level.  

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

Book a sports ground / sports park

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

Sports grounds GIS Map

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

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