Below is a list of the top and leading Parks in Hamilton. To help you find the best Parks located near you in Hamilton we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Hamilton’s Best Parks:
The top rated Parks in Hamilton are:
- Parana Park – a popular children’s park in Hamilton
- Hamilton Lake Domain – a stunning city park
- Jansen Park – preferred venue for soccer and cricket games
- Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park – home to an amazing tree network and birdlife
- Hamilton City Holiday Park – equipped with modern facilities
Parana Park is the perfect place to have a picnic with the family or just stroll along the walkways. It is close to Memorial Park, River Walk South, Hamilton Gardens, and the Waikato River. The children’s park was a gift of George Parr to the Hamilton city community. He envisioned the then empty land to be a place where children suffering from illness would play and have fun. The name Parana is a combination of his name with Annie McPherson who has planted trees in the area. Parana park has an outdoor theatre, paddling pool, a kowhai seed fountain, a kowhai leaf-shaped viewing platform, and a kowhai flower slide.
Fountain, Flower Slide, Viewing Platform, Paddling Pool, Outdoor Theatre
“There is a lot of space for kids to have fun. Good maintained pathways to have a walk. Nice garden and river view to fresh your mind.” –Bijoy Njaliyath
Hamilton Lake Domain
Hamilton Lake Domain in New Zealand has a total length of 3.8 km and can be accessed via Ruakiwi Road or Lake Crescent. The area boasts an easy walking trail perfect for everybody. Here, walkers and runners of all skill levels visit every day for a relaxing and rejuvenating hike along the Hamilton city-based park. The walk gives one a unique scenery dominated by lush lakeside vegetation and rich birdlife. A grassed parkland, playground, cafe, and dog walking spots are also present.
Dog Walking Spots, Walkways, Grassland, Boardwalk, Playground, Cafe
“Beautiful lake with gorgeous views of the sunset. Well laid out paths all around. Good 40 min a walk with no stops. Great loop track. It got a couple of good playgrounds for kids.” –Simi Mathew
Jansen Park has impressive sporting facilities and amenities making it a suitable venue for various sports events and activities. This includes 4 modern cricket pitches and 5 sports fields. The public park can be found in the Morris Road area of Silverdale, Hamilton. It is a popular venue for soccer and cricket matches in the Waikato region and is conveniently located near highways that lead to Cambridge and Morrinsville. The public space also has a car park that can fit 60 vehicles, a changing room, a public toilet, and various play equipment.
Sports Fields, Cricket Pitches, Toilet, Play Area
“An excellent sports ground. Plenty of fields for many games. We were there for soccer watching our granddaughter play. Open spaces. Fantastic new childrens’ playground with astroturf on the ground (no muddy feet…or clothes if children should tumble), different exciting equipment there too…toilets available clean and tidy. Well maintained sports ground.” –Sue Bahr
Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park
Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park in Hamilton is a well-known park in the Waikato region of New Zealand. It measures around 65.5 hectares and is home to a stunning diverse wildlife community. The park was established to provide the needed support to the biodiversity restoration efforts of the Waikato region which covered the Waikato River, lakes, lakeshores and surrounding parks in the area. It is managed by the Hamilton City Council and is supported by Waikato Regional Council, Tui 2000, and Waikato University.
Tracks, Viewing Platforms
“Hopefully a future kiwi reserve! It’s a fresh walk/run through native bush on the edge of Hamilton city. Some sections of the track/bush were 17 years in the making (planted in 2004). 2.6km loop great for a breather or two-loop run. 👍” –Josh King
Hamilton City Holiday Park
Hamilton City Holiday Park is a private park situated in the Waikato region of New Zealand. It offers a camping ground and various accommodation options to travellers which includes a 2-bedroom container unit, double bed self-contained unit, 4-berth self-contained unit, 6-berth family cabin, double-bed cabin, twin cabin, and a 4-berth family cabin. The holiday park provides the needed respite from the busy city life with the natural scenery in the background. It is near the Hamilton City Gardens, Waikato Museum, Claudelands Event Centre, and various establishments.
BBQ Area, Camping Area, Accommodation, Tents
“Love this Park. The location is ideal. Have been a regular here. Congratulations to Mark & his team who have been working hard to make this holiday park a memorable place to stay.” –Wayne Dakin