How do I book?
You can book a park, reserve or sportsground with our booking provider, Downer, by telephone on 04 568 0853, or email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing our online booking form.
Our fees and charges include Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Sportsgrounds season charges
Set to recover the percentage of operating cost identified below plus the full operating cost of ancillary services:
|Recovery rates |
|Level 1 ||Level 2||Level 3||Children||Training|
One-off or single day hire
Charged at 10% of the season charge per game or where the game lasts three hours or longer, 15% of the season charge per day.
Special events charges
Fees apply when hiring sportsgrounds for events and other special purposes:
|Events and commercial operators
|Picnic bookings (30 or more people)
|Filming per hour
|Marquees for picnics/promotions - small
|Marquees for picnics/promotions - up to 50m²
|Marquees for picnics/promotions - up to 100m²
|Marquees for picnics/promotions - larger
|Hire of rooms, social facilities, training fields etc.
|No. 1 field at Hutt Recreation Ground
Note: Bookings for the season will take priority over casual bookings.
Bookings for commercial activities
You’ll need our permission to run a commercial activity or sell items from a sports park.
How do I get permission for my commercial activity?
Permission can be as simple as:
- Receiving a booking confirmation letter of approval from us (for short term) or
- Applying for a formal licence by getting in touch with us and discuss your application
Selling items on a long-term basis?
Selling any item from a reserve or park requires permission from Council and may also involve a concession licence. A number of concession licences are in existence for sports parks, the Petone and Eastbourne Foreshore and Avalon Park.
If you have an idea and wish to sell something from a sports park, get in touch with us to discuss your proposal further.