Booking Parks, Reserves & Domains
There are many beautiful locations across the Western Bay of Plenty District to hold your function. Please see below for more information to book one of our parks, reserves or domains for you to use.
The Western Bay of Plenty is a pristine District that boasts beautiful beaches, lush bush areas and charming towns. There is plenty to do outdoors and getting outside is the best way to experience just how special our District is. Enjoy!
General Use of a Park, Reserve or Domain
If you're planning to use a reserve or park for a picnic, BBQ, small gathering or birthday party (less than 100 people) etc. then see our Reserve-Park User Guidelines to ensure you have a safe, successful and enjoyable day.
To book a park, reserve or domain for a general function, please complete the application form.
Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
The Western Bay of Plenty has many beautiful locations across the District to hold your wedding or civil ceremony.
To book a park, reserve or domain for a wedding or civil ceremony, please complete the application form.
Sports Ground and/or Court Bookings
It is a requirement for Sports Clubs and casual users to still book sports grounds/fields and hard courts so Council can monitor usage, avoid booking conflicts, and collect data for future demand analysis. Council also needs to programme maintenance, e.g. mowing, turf renovation around users. This includes seasonal use. Please complete a Sports Ground and Court Bookings Application Form. Applications should be emailed to email@example.com at least one (1) month prior to the date required.
Summer Sports Bookings
Please complete a Sports Ground and Court Bookings Application Form as soon as possible, for summer sports bookings. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one (1) month prior to the date required. The summer sports season runs from 1 October 2023 to 31 March 2024.
Should you wish to book a Community Hall, these bookings are taken by our Hall Committees directly. Please visit the Community Halls page for further information and the Hall contact details.
Filming on a Park, Reserve or Domain
The Western Bay has so many beautiful places to film with its mountain ranges, rolling hills and stunning beaches and waterways.
If you would like to film in our District on any Council-owned property, reserve, park or road, please complete the application form and email the reserves team at email@example.com
and we’ll be able to guide you through our permit process.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the reserves team by phone on phone (07) 571 8008.
Film Bay of Plenty has an office in Tauranga and can assist you with any filming activity, including showcasing the various areas of our District that could be perfect for your film. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 142 6129 or see their website www.filmbayofplenty.com.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Tauranga City Council jointly purchased the Park in 2004, with the support of naming rights sponsor TECT (Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust) and Bay Trust. Additional small pockets of land have since been acquired, to make up the 1650 hectares, known as TECT Park, which was officially opened on Saturday, 11 December 2010.
Established public facilities include tracks for walking, mountain biking, equestrian and family focused motorcycle tracks. There is a specific off-leash dog exercise area. A class room style Arrival Centre can be hired for Park related activities, which overlooks a scenic and sheltered tree glade. A public electric BBQ is available outside the Arrival Centre, along with public toilets. There are also other toilet facilities scattered around the Park.
To book the Arrival Centre at TECT Park, please visit the TECT Park website.
Booking an Event
To book an event within the Western Bay of Plenty District, please visit our Events Page.