Parks and sportsgrounds bookings and fees

Thinking about having your wedding day in the English-style Cornwall Park? Or maybe you just want to book a park for a sporting event? All of the parks and gardens in the Hastings District can be booked through the Council, see below for costs, what facilities are available on the parks and what to do when booking.

How to book a sportsground

Email us or phone us on 871 5000 to book a park in the Hastings District. You will need the following details ready:

  • Name of the organisation and address
  • Start and finish dates for request of park
  • Contact person's name and number

There are other details that you may need to be aware of when you make a booking, including:

  • Whether you wish the grounds to be marked
  • If you require changing facilities
  • If you require hot water for showers in the changing facilities
  • If you require toilet facilities

Please note: Bill Mathewson Park's toilet facilities are no longer open to the public at weekends due to vandalism. If you wish to use the facilities you must book the park, and pay a $100 bond for the toilet key.

Fees

Hire a Hastings District Council sportsground for reserved access to that field, proper line use and changing facilities.

All junior sportsground are free of charge. 

Sports Ground Charges

 

Rounding

incl gst

($)

 

Field

Charge

Per day

Softball

 

 

20 week season per diamond

430.00

21.50

Tournaments

105.00

105.00

Casual bookings per ground

85.00

85.00

High School 20 week season

210.00

10.50

Cricket - per pitch for 20 week season

 

 

Senior pitches

1840.00

92.00

Practice turf pitches

806.00

40.30

Artificial pitches for 20 week season

525.00

525.00

Cricket - Casual per game

 

 

Turf pitches – per day

(Incl ground marking)


170.00

170.00

Tournament Rate – per wicket / per day

(Includes Ground marking)


170.00

170.00


Artificial pitches (Incl ground marking)


85.00

85.00


High School per pitch 20 week season


525.00

26.25

Touch Rugby

 

 

Per ground for 20 week session

450.00

22.50

Pre season permit per fields (practice must be booked)

70.00

 

70.00

 

Football

 

 

Per ground for 20 week season

945.00

47.25

Pre and after season games

(Incl ground marking)

 95.00

95.00

Casual games

95.00

95.00

High School training rate (20 week season)


525.00

26.25

Installation of goal posts additional to usual requirements or changed within the season

 

500.00

 

Rugby

 

 

Per ground for 20 week season

945.00

47.25

Pre and after season games

95.00

95.00

Casual games

95.00

95.00

High School training rate ( 20 week season)


525.00

26.25

Installation of goal posts additional to usual requirements or changed within the season

 

500.00

 

Rugby League

 

 

Per ground for 20 week season

945.00

47.25

Pre and after season games

95.00

95.00

Casual games

(Incl ground marking)

95.00
 

95.00

High School training rate (20 week season)

525.00
 

26.25

 

 

Installation of goal posts additional to usual requirements or changed within the season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

500.00

 

Parks and reserves

 

 

Commercial events, gypsy fairs, car boot sales, Triple Peaks etc, per permit

Set Up Day

265.00 Per day

 

130.00

265.00

 

130.00

Commercial events for 5 days

180.00 per day

180.00

Commercial events (small) – hourly charge (ten event series)

 

17.00 per hour

 

 

17.00 per hour

Local community non-commercial events

 

Set up day

 

265.00

130.00

 

265.00

130.00

 

Circus, entertainment groups and commercial hirers

 

 

up to 5 days

 

340.00.00/day

(2000.00bond)

 

340.00

6-9 days

290.00 /day (2000 bond)

290.00

10+ days

220.00/day (2000.00 bond)

220.00

Local community sports day

65.00

65.00

Mobile traders on parks

32.00 / day

18.00power charge

32.00

18.00 per day

Community Buildings

 

 

Havelock North Pavilion

11.00

11.00

Park permits - per day

32.00

32.00

Park permit - season

285.00

285.00

Power charges

18.00

 

18.00

Penalties

 

 

For non-notification of cancellation of pre and after season games and casual games

 

175.00

 

175.00

For unauthorised use of grounds when they have been closed

175.00

 

175.00

Rubbish Bin supply and removal

$10.00 per bin

$10.00 per bin

Other services required including reline marking, cleaning rubbish removal – actual cost

$50.00 per hour (include vehicle)

 

Miscellaneous costs

Extra costs are incurred when you require the use of hot water for showers in changing rooms, power and the use of toilet facilities.

Event

Charge

Hot Water for showers in the changing facilities

Electricity charged on actual usage, you will receive a monthly invoice

Toilet Facilities

$100 bond for key

Weddings

No Charge

Note: No charges are made for school children at Primary or Intermediate level.
 

Hot water for showers in the changing rooms

When hiring a ground, requirements may be made to use the hot water for showers in the changing facilities. This is charged on the actual usage of the hot water, and a bill will be sent to the hirer of the ground at the end of each month of the season.

Toilet facilities

If you wish to use the toilet faculties while using the grounds, there is a $100 deposit for the key, which is returned to you once the key is delivered back to the Council.

Marking of the grounds is done by Council groundsmen only, when required. 

Conditions

There are certain conditions that you must agree to when you book and use a sportsground from the Council. This is to ensure the grounds are kept in good condition, both for you and the next group to use them.

1. Any unpaid accounts will incur late payment fees and collection costs.

2. Please ensure that the grounds and facilities are left in a clean and tidy condition at all times as regular inspections will take place over the duration of your bookings.

3. Any damage to the sportsgrounds or changing areas during the course of your booking, must be reported to the Council immediately.

4. The hirer of the grounds is responsible for the prompt removal of all rubbish from the grounds that has accumulated from events been held. The cost of having rubbish removed will otherwise be charged onto you for payment.

5. The hirer of the grounds must ensure that when the venue is vacated, all lighting and power is switched off and the venue is properly secured. Any excessive power consumption resulting from the failure to switch off all outlets may result in an additional charge to the hirer, at the Council's discretion.

6. The use of the grounds is subject to its condition resulting from weather. Closure of the grounds as a result of weather conditions will be the sole discretion of the Council.