Parks and reserves

Nelson has many fine reserves and parks for relaxation and fun. Many of these parks also feature playgrounds for children.

You can use Top of the South Maps, our regional mapping website to help locate these facilities.

Click “Recreation” to see Parks, Reserves, Tracks and Places of Interest.  (“Recreation” is one of the blue boxes under the “Quick View” tab.)

Type the park name into the Search box to go straight to it.  Alternatively, type your address into the search box to find your local recreational features.

Parks and reserves - by neighborhood

Atawhai

Bayview Reserve, Bayview Rd
Corder Park, Atawhai Cres
Frenchay Reserve, Frenchay Dr
Marybank Reserve, Marybank Rd
Miyazu Reserve, Atawhai Dr
Montrose Reserve, Montrose Dr
Ngapua Reserve, Ngapua Pl
Queen Elizabeth II Reserve, Queen Elizabeth II Dr
Te-Ata Reserve, Te Ata Pl
The Glen Reserve, The Glen Rd
Tresillian Reserve, Tresillian Ave
Wakapuaka Cemetery, Atawhai Dr
Wakapuaka Sandflats Esplanade, Wakapuaka Rd
Werneth Reserve, Werneth St

Nelson City

Abraham Heights Reserve, Abraham Hts
Andrews Farm Reserve, Brook St
Betsy Eyre Park, Westbrook Ter
Bishopdale Reserve, Bishopdale Ave
Bishopdale Retention Dam Bank, Bishopdale Ave
Botanical Hill
Botanics Sportsfield, Hardy St-E
Branford Park, Maitai Rd
Brook Park, Brook St
Cattle Market Reserve, Ben Bracken Pl
Custom House Reserve, Queens Rd
Emano East Reserve, Emano St
Emano West Reserve, Emano St
Enner Glynn North Reserve, Enner Glynn Rd
Erin Reserve, Erin St
Fairfield Park
Fountain Reserve, Fountain Pl
Grampians Reserve
Grove Reserve, Grove St
Guppy Park, Sovereign St
Hallowell Cemetery, Shelbourne St
Hanby Park, Hanby Park
Haulashore Island
Hockey Reserve
Maitai Arboretum, Maitai Valley Rd
Maitai Cricket Ground, Maitai Valley Rd
Maitai River Esplanade
Marina
Moncrieff Reserve, Moncrieff Ave
Murphy North Reserve, Murphy St
Murphy South Reserve, Murphy St
Neale Park, North Rd
Paru Paru Reserve, Paru Paru Rd
Peace Grove, Queen Elizabeth Ii Dr
Pepper Tree Park, Pepper Tree Way
Pioneers Park, Hastings St
Pipers Park, Princes Dr
Pipers Park Reserve, Princes Dr
Princes Lookout Reserve, Princes Dr
Quakers Acre Cemetery, Rutherford St
Riverside Reserve, Riverside
Ronaki Reserve, Ronaki Ter
Russell Reserve, Russell St
Rutherford Park, Paru Paru Rd
Sequoia Reserve, Mt Vernon Pl
Sharland Hill Reserve
Sir Stanley Whitehead Park, Atawhai Dr
St Lawrence Reserve, St Lawrence St
Station Reserve, Waimea Rd
Tantragee Reserve
Trafalgar Park, Trafalgar St
Victory Square, St Vincent St
Vosper Reserve, Vosper St
Waimea North Reserve, Waimea Rd
Waimea South Reserve, Waimea Rd
Wards Reserve, Brook St
Wellington Reserve, Wellington St
Wigzell Park, Wigzell Dr
Wolfe Reserve, Wolfe St

Stoke

Aldinga Reserve, Aldinga Ave
Ballard Reserve, Ballard Dr
Beatson Reserve, Beatson Rd
Bishops Park, Hobhouse St
Bledisloe North Reserve, Bledisloe Ave
Bledisloe South Reserve, Bledisloe Ave
Bolwell Reserve, Panorama Dr
Cawthron Reserve, Cawthron Cres
Covent Reserve, Covent Dr
Devon Reserve, Devon St
Enner Glynn South Reserve, Enner Glynn Rd
Foster Reserve, Point Rd
Greenmeadows, Songer St
Harford Reserve, Harford Ct
Kowhai Reserve, Kowhai Ave
Manson Reserve, Manson Ave
Manu Kau Reserve, Monaco Vw
Marsden Recreation Ground, Marsden Rd
Marsden Valley Cemetery, Marsden Valley Rd
Monaco Foreshore, Point Rd
Monaco Reserve, Martin St
Neale Reserve, Neale Ave
Ngaio Reserve, Ngaio St
Ngawhatu Sportsfield, Ngawhatu Rd
Nikau Reserve, Nikau St
Orchard Reserve, Wordsworth Pl
Orchard Stream Esplanade
Orphanage Stream Esplanade
Poets Park, Keats Cres
Poormans Stream Esplanade, Marsden Valley Rd
Poplar Reserve, Arapiki Rd
Ranui Reserve, Ranui Rd
Saxton Field, Saxton Rd-E
Seaview Cemetery, Seaview Rd
Songer Reserve, The Ridgeway
Tokomaru Reserve, Tokomaru Pl
Waterhouse Reserve, Waterhouse St
Whakatu Drive Foreshore, Wakatu Dr
Woodstock Reserve, Covent Dr

Tahunanui

Airport Peninsula Esplanade
Annesbrook Youth Park, Annesbrook Dr
Bisley Reserve, Bisley Ave
Bruno Reserve, Bisley Ave
Blackwood East Reserve, Blackwood St
Blackwood West Reserve, Blackwood St
Bolt Reserve, Bolt Rd
Burrell Park, Muritai St
Centennial Park, Centennial Rd
Douglas Reserve, Douglas Rd
Highview Reserve, Highview Dr
Jenkins Creek Esplanade, Jenkins Pl
Norgate Reserve, Gracefield St
Oyster Island
Paddys Knob Reserve, Stansell Ave
Tahunanui Beach Foreshore, Rocks Rd
Tahunanui Recreation Reserve, Rocks Rd
Tasman Heights Reserve, Princes Dr
Tosswill Reserve, Tosswill Rd

Whangamoa

Frost Reserve, Frost Rd
Hira Cemetery, Hira Rd
Hira Reserve, Hira Rd
Paremata Flats Foreshore, Cable Bay Rd
St Andrews Cemetery, Wakapuaka Rd
Wakapuaka Reserve, Wakapuaka Rd  

Picnic Areas by Neighbourhood

Atawhai

Bayview Reserve, Bayview Rd
Te-Ata Reserve, Te Ata Pl
The Glen Reserve, The Glen Rd
Tresillian Reserve, Tresillian Ave
Werneth Reserve, Werneth St

Nelson City

Branford Park, Maitai Rd
Church Hill, Trafalgar St
Fairfield Park, Brougham St
Grampians Reserve
Haulashore Island
Maitai River Esplanade
Marina
Melrose Gardens, Trafalgar St
Neale Park, North Rd
Peace Grove, Queen Elizabeth Ii Dr
QEII Drive Gardens, Queen Elizabeth II Dr
Queens Gardens, Bridge St
Riverside Pool Complex, Riverside
Riverside Reserve, Riverside
Russell Community Housing, Russell St
Russell Reserve, Russell St
Rutherford Park, Paru Paru Rd
Sequoia Reserve, Mt Vernon Pl
Sir Stanley Whitehead Park, Atawhai Dr
Trafalgar Park, Trafalgar St
Wakefield Quay Gardens, Wakefield Qy

Stoke

Broadgreen Gardens, Nayland Rd
Foster Reserve, Point Rd
Isel Park, Main Rd Stoke
Kowhai Reserve, Kowhai Ave
Manson Reserve, Manson Ave
Marsden Recreation Ground, Marsden Rd
Monaco Reserve, Martin St
Ngawhatu Sportsfield, Ngawhatu Rd
Saxton Field, Saxton Rd-E
Whakatu Drive Foreshore, Wakatu Dr

Tahunanui

Annesbrook Youth Park, Annesbrook Dr
Bolt Reserve, Bolt Rd
Burrell Park, Muritai St
Oyster Island
Tahunanui Recreation Reserve, Rocks Rd

Whangamoa

Hira Reserve, Hira Rd
Maitai Catchment Reserve 

Horticultural Parks by Neighbourhood

Atawhai

Miyazu Japanese Gardens, Atawhai Dr

Nelson City

Anzac Memorial Park, Halifax St
Church Hill, Trafalgar St
Melrose Gardens, Trafalgar St
Queens Gardens, Bridge St

Stoke

Broadgreen Gardens, Nayland Rd
Isel Park, Main Rd Stoke  

Playgrounds by Neighbourhood

Atawhai

Corder Park, Atawhai Cres
Marybank Reserve, Marybank Rd
Montrose Reserve, Montrose Dr
Te-Ata Reserve, Te Ata Pl
The Glen Reserve, The Glen Rd
Tresillian Reserve, Tresillian Ave
Werneth Reserve, Werneth St

Nelson City

Abraham Heights Reserve, Abraham Hts
Bishopdale Reserve, Bishopdale Ave
Botanics Sportsfield, Hardy St-E
Branford Park, Maitai Rd
Brook Park, Brook St
Cattle Market Reserve, Ben Bracken Pl
Emano West Reserve, Emano St
Enner Glynn North Reserve, Enner Glynn Rd
Erin Reserve, Erin St
Fairfield Park, Brougham St
Fountain Place Gardens, Fountain Pl
Fountain Reserve, Fountain Pl
Grove Reserve, Grove St
Hallowell Cemetery, Shelbourne St
Hanby Park, Hanby Park
Maitai River Esplanade
Murphy North Reserve, Murphy St
Neale Park, North Rd
Old Bank Lane Gardens, Buxton Sq
Pioneers Park, Hastings St
Riverside Reserve, Riverside
Russell Reserve, Russell St
Sequoia Reserve, Mt Vernon Pl
Victory Square, St Vincent St
Vosper Reserve, Vosper St
Waimea North Reserve, Waimea Rd
Wards Reserve, Brook St
Wellington Reserve, Wellington St
Wolfe Reserve, Wolfe St

Stoke

Aldinga Reserve, Aldinga Ave
Beatson Reserve, Beatson Rd
Bledisloe South Reserve, Bledisloe Ave
Cawthron Reserve, Cawthron Cres
Enner Glynn South Reserve, Enner Glynn Rd
Foster Reserve, Point Rd
Harford Reserve, Harford Ct
Kowhai Reserve, Kowhai Ave
Manson Reserve, Manson Ave
Manu Kau Reserve, Monaco Vw
Marsden Recreation Ground, Marsden Rd
Monaco Reserve, Martin St
Nayland Pool Complex, Nayland Rd
Neale Reserve, Neale Ave
Ngaio Reserve, Ngaio St
Ngawhatu Sportsfield, Ngawhatu Rd
Orchard Reserve, Wordsworth Pl
Poets Park, Keats Cres
Poplar Reserve, Arapiki Rd
Railway Reserve Walkway, Quarantine Rd
Saxton Field, Saxton Rd-E

Tahunanui

Annesbrook Youth Park, Annesbrook Dr
Blackwood East Reserve, Blackwood St
Bolt Reserve, Bolt Rd
Douglas Reserve, Douglas Rd
Tahunanui Beach Foreshore, Rocks Rd
Tahunanui Recreation Reserve, Rocks Rd

Whangamoa

Wakapuaka Reserve, Wakapuaka Rd