Parks and Open Spaces


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Parks and Open Spaces

Welcome to Marlborough's parks and open spaces (Ngā Papa o Wairau)

Find out more about Marlborough's parks and open spaces in this section.


See information on public facility closures during the COVID-19 event

  • Community Halls

    Scattered across Marlborough are the 21 local halls that serve as a meeting point for their immediate communities.

  • Hiding Painted Rocks in Council Reserves

    This page offers information on good places to hide painted rocks in our parks and open spaces (and places to avoid).

  • Open Spaces

    Marlborough has a network of over 250 parks and open spaces across the district meeting the needs of both the local community and visitors.

  • Park Bookings

    Council has many beautiful parks and open spaces that are suitable for weddings, wedding photos, naming ceremonies or family portraits.

  • Parks and Open Spaces Plans and Reports

    Reserve management plans and other parks and open spaces documents.

  • Playgrounds

    All playgrounds are closed until further notice under COVID-19 Alert Level 4. Please do not remove barrier tape or use any playground.

  • Public Toilets

    All public toilets are closed until further notice under COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

  • Smokefree Position Statement

    The purpose of the Smokefree Position Statement is to document and give effect to Marlborough District Council’s commitment to work with others to make Marlborough smokefree by 2025.

  • Sports Parks

    Marlborough has many areas to play sport.

  • Trees

    Council looks after more than 6,000 street trees and over 6,000 specimen trees in parks, reserves and on other Council-administered land.