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Draft Reserve Management Plans

Eskdale Park

The Draft Eskdale Park Reserve Management Plan was notified for public comment on Saturday 2 July 2022.

We are seeking submissions on the Draft Reserve Management Plan from 2 July until 2 September 2022.


Eskdale Park is 12.5452ha in size and located within the Esk Valley, 20km north-west of Napier on the banks of Te Wai-o-Hingānga Esk River.

The Park is a Recreation Reserve in terms of the Reserves Act 1977, and is owned by the Crown via the Department of Conservation. The administration and control of Eskdale Park is vested with Hastings District Council.

6.6ha of the Park was gifted by Thomas Clark in 1919 and by the estate of Thomas Clark in 1923.

The Park is in two adjacent parts; the publicly accessible park area of 7.8834ha (the western portion of the Park), accessed off Shaw Road, and a 4.6618ha area that is currently leased for private use, accessed off Yule Road.

The Park has an open character with large exotic trees, open grass areas, six separate play areas and two toilet blocks. Dogs are only permitted within the grass area to the south of the main entrance road. Within the Park, vehicle movement is unlimited.

Supporting document

If you would like to make a formal submission on this plan you can do so below from Saturday 2 July.

Please note, submissions, including the submitters' names, will be public documents on Council's website. Contact details of submitters will remain confidential.

Follow this link if the form fails to load. online form.

Bike trail access information

Next Steps

Officers will be available to discuss the Draft Eskdale Reserve Management Plan at a drop-in session on the following date:

Sunday 31 July 2022, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Eskdale Park (if wet Hukarere Girls' College)

Submission hearing dates to be advised.

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