Parks and Reserves Asset Management Plan
Council owns and manages a wide range of parks and open spaces that protect Nelson’s biodiversity, heritage, river and coastal areas. The presence of reserves in and around the city also encourages active lifestyles, bringing health and wellbeing benefits and providing for a variety of outdoor recreation activities.
The Council manages 11,120 hectares (ha) of parks and reserves. The majority is held in the Brook, Roding and Maitai Conservation Reserves, which together total just over 10,000ha and are rich in native species and ecosystems. Nelson’s reserves also form the green backdrop to the city which is very much a part of the Nelson reputation as a green and beautiful part of the country.
The Parks and Reserves Asset Management Plan guides Council for the next 10 years in its provision and management of parks and reserves to provide open space that meets the needs of the community. As well as setting the framework for how Nelson’s parks and reserves will be managed and maintained, the plan identifies where new parks are needed and looks at future open space needs as a result of population growth and changing trends in recreation.
Nelson’s open spaces include:
Download the Plan
Copies of the plan are also available to view at Council offices and libraries.
For more information please contact the Parks and Facilities Asset Planner on +64 3 546 0200.