Parks and Reserves

Manawatu has over 200 hectares of parks, reserves and open spaces available for your enjoyment. Playgrounds and sportsgrounds, riverside reserves, camping grounds, gardens, bush and beach reserves, dog walking areas ... we've got it all.

We provide parks and reserves:

  • For individuals and groups to pursue both active and passive leisure pursuits.
  • To add to the overall pleasantness and beauty of the district.
  • To conserve local historic features and significant natural areas while providing educational resources.
  • To contribute to community health and well-being.

Fees and Charges

Camping Grounds

Come and enjoy the outdoors and spend the night.

Landmarks and Memorials

These Landmarks and Memorials are part of the fabric of our community.

Make a booking

Contact the Manawatu District Council to make a booking.

Manfeild Park

The most diverse events centre in New Zealand.

Our Facilities

Facilities include resources for leisure and wellbeing.


Get active and have fun with your children.

Public Gardens

A pleasant place to relax and enjoy your surroundings.


Discover more about the Manawatu District Council's Reserves.

Sports Parks

Our Sports Parks cater for a wide range of recreational and sporting activities.