Drayton Reserve Track

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, and to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

When you are out, you must stay two metres away from anyone who is not in your household.

Parks and cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only, and where possible we have closed off park car parks.  Please do not use any play equipment or exercise equipment.

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Car parks within parks are closed for vehicle access
  • Visitor and information centres, i.e. Bottle Lake Forest and Travis Wetland
  • The Spencer Park animal area
  • Fenced dog parks, including Horseshoe Lake, The Groynes and Styx Mill Reserve. All other parks are available to exercise dogs in
  • All Council-owned sports facilities e.g clubrooms

DraytonStart: First hairpin on Glenstrae Road, Mount Pleasant

Finish: Craigieburn Lane, Mount Pleasant

Time: 30 minutes one way

Distance: 1.1km

Dogs: Effective control

Description: Enter the reserve from near the first hairpin bend on Glenstrae Road. The track rises gently through the reserve with many additional branch tracks connecting to nearby roads and properties.

There are ongoing efforts to re-forest Drayton Reserve and you will spot many new totara, ngaio and kanuka plantings as well as a number of native birds such as silver eyes, grey warbler, fantails and bellbird.

The track finishes with a zig zag incline up to Mount Pleasant Road.

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