Sports Parks

​​​​​​​​​​​From large sports grounds which are home to designated codes including cricket at Galloway Park, or football at Gower Park, to smaller parks catering for more social sporting events; Hamilton has a vast array of sporting parks to choose from.

So whether it's for a casual Sunday afternoon rugby game with mates, or your association needs a more permanent ground, find your perfect park below.

For information on all our sporting parks, click here.

Can I book a sports park or sports field?

Absolutely, please submit a Park Booking Requ​​e​​st Form​ and we'll be in touch shortly.  

​ View Porritt Stadium ​boo​kings here​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​(MS EXCEL, 15KB).​​

Other Hamilton sports grounds

 
Seddon Park, Beetham or Willoughby Park – Please contact H3 on 958 5800 or www.h3group.co.nz or email info@h3group.co.nz  

 
​Gallagher Hockey at Innes Common - Please contact Waikato Hockey Association on 07 838 0485 or email waikatohockey@xtra.co.nz
 
Melville Roller Skating Rink - Please contact Hamilton Roller Skating Club on 07 847 4527 or email pearl4sBkate@hotmail.com

Sporting codes 

 
Bremworth Park
Innes Common
Porritt Stadium
 
Lugton Park​
Fairfield Park​
 
BMX
Minogue Park​
Ashurst Park
Clyde Park
Discovery Park
Dominion Park
Elliot Park
Fairfield Park
Fitzroy Park
Flagstaff Park
Galloway Park
Glenview Park
Hillcrest Park
Innes Common
Marist Park
Raymond Park
St Andrews Park
Steele Park
Swarbrick Park
Te Kootii Park
Vardon Park
 
Bristol Park
Melville Park
Elliot Park
Flagstaff Park
Fraser Tech Park
Marist Park
St Andrews Park
Steele Park
Swarbrick Park​
 
Bremworth Park
Chartwell Park
Clyde Park
Discovery Park
Fairfield Park
Fitzroy Park
Flagstaff Park
Galloway Park
Glenview Park
Gower Park
Grosvenor Park
Hillcrest Park
Hillcrest Stadium
Innes Common
Jansen Park
Kahikatea Park
Porritt Stadium
Raymond Park
Vardon Park
Vickery Park
 
Fairfield Park
Minogue Park​
 
Bristol Park​
Melville Park​
 
Resthills Park
 
Enderley Park
Fairfield Park
Resthills Park
Swarbrick Park​
 
Berkley Tennis Courts
Fairfield Park
Lugton Park
Nawton Tennis Courts
 
 
 

Closure of sports parks

Very rarely, we need to close the sports parks we manage due to weather and turf condition.

Ground closure process

  • We keep a close eye on the weather leading up to Saturday/Sunday club and school sport. We regularly monitor several different weather forecasting websites.
  • We also carry out weekly inspections of Hamilton’s sports fields – particularly parks which experience heavy use and where turf surfaces are wetter than ideal.
  • When the city experiences prolonged or significant rainfall, we increase our number of inspections and if necessary begin discussions with the sports’ governing bodies.
  • Decisions on whether school/club teams should train during the week is left to club/school administrators – but they do need to be aware consistent use of a wet park through the week does compromise turf quality and increase the risk of us needing to close the park.
  • Factoring both the weather forecasts and the ground conditions, we will make a final call on park closures by midday on Friday –to allow governing bodies a window of time to advise member schools and clubs.   
  • Junior and secondary school sport will be cancelled ahead of senior club sport. This is because the volume of junior and secondary school sport is significantly greater than senior sport, and has a more detrimental impact on the fields.

Rationale for park closure decisions

  • Closures are made to ensure the safety of users and to preserve the turf for the duration of the season.
  • Hamilton’s sports parks are in use for up to 50 weeks of the year.
  • Closures of sports parks are always a last resort and only after thorough discussion and assessment (outlined above).
  • Closures may be more common at the beginning of the winter sport season as we strive to preserve turf quality through the coldest and dampest part of the year when grass growth is very minimal.
  • Early-season play on wet pitches significantly compromises turf quality and does long-term/seasonal damage – meaning the parks take longer to recover. This also incurs more expense for our turf renovations programme.
  • We rely on our clubs to be proactive through managing trainings and mid week use, so fields can be used on the weekends for competition play.

Page reviewed: 04 Sep 2017 2:29pm