Parks and Reserves
COVID-19 Update: Due to Covid-19 the South Waikato parks are reserves are currently closed, until further notice. Please visit our COVID-19 page here.
The principal objective for Council's Parks and Reserves activities is to enhance and promote the physical and emotional wellbeing of our people by providing open spaces and facilities for active and passive recreation.
Council is responsible for around 285 hectares of parks, sportsgrounds, esplanades, playgrounds, cemeteries and gardens. Council is also responsible for the appearance of urban areas and uses trees, flower beds and other soft landscaping to make our towns more attractive for residents and visitors alike.
Dunham's Point Reserve
Dunham's Point Reserve is a stop along the Waikato River Trail and great place for casual campers or a family picnic.
Jim Barnett Reserve
Jim Barnett Reserve, located in the South Waikato, boasts a number of easy walking tracks that meander through beautiful native forest.
Jones' Landing is a beautiful reserve in the South Waikato and a stop on the Waikato River Trail. The reserve is popular with casual campers and boaties.
Lake Moananui is a beautiful reserve with a popular walkway catering for young and old
Lake Whakamaru Reserve
Little Waipa Reserve
Little Waipa Reserve in the South Waikato is a fantastic place for boating, fishing, kayaking, camping, picnics or just relaxing with family for the day.
Te Waihou Walkway
Walk Te Waihou Walkway and visit the Blue Spring
Tokoroa District Park Names
Many of Tokoroa's parks are named after local people who either donated their own land for this use or who were strong advocates for their park projects.
Waotu is a small rural farming community in the South Waikato. The Te Waotu area is home to some of the region's prime farming land.