Booking a Park

Whanganui has several parks and reserves that are ideal locations for events like weddings and children’s birthday parties, e.g. Kowhai Park, Virginia Lake Reserve and Bason Botanic Gardens.

To book a park, please complete the Application below which can be returned to the Council office at 101 Guyton Street and a Council officer will be in touch. 

There is a non-refundable Administration Charge of $50.00 per booking. Depending on the event, there may be a refundable deposit against damage to the reserve, or a rental charge if the event is commercial or is requiring exclusive use.

There may be other things to consider. Please review the Open Space Application Guidelines(PDF, 756KB) prior to submitting your booking and complete, if applicable, the Community Event Risk Assessment and Management Form (RAMS)(PDF, 694KB).  

If you require more information, please contact (06) 349 0001.

Download an application form(PDF, 430KB)