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.
PLEASE NOTE: The Whakamaru Reserve is closed to camping for the summer period due to the danger of falling trees and limbs. Signage and gates have been installed. Full the full media statement please follow this link. Camping in other South Waikato reserves is welcome - Dunhams Point, Jones Landing, Litte Waipa.