If you're attending an event at Hagley Park you should think about how you are going to travel there.
The Council no longer provides public car parking on Hagley Park sports fields during events so you may prefer to take public transport instead.
Public car parking is not permitted on grassed areas of Hagley Park, including the sports fields at Carlton Mill Corner.
The sports fields are undergoing an upgrade this summer (2016-17) to improve their quality and useability for sport. This work includes extensive re-levelling as well as the installation of irrigation. As a result of this upgrade, public car parking on the grassed area during events will no longer be available. This is to prevent damage to the ground and trees.
If you are travelling to a large event in Hagley Park this summer make sure you check out www.tfc.govt.nz (external link) to help plan your journey.
Illegal parking in no stopping areas such as grass berms or across private driveways is not allowed and you could be fined up to $40. Your vehicle might also be towed, and you would have to pay to recover it.
Chains and bollards are being installed around the berms in Little Hagley Park to prevent illegal parking. Illegal parking behaviour creates a safety hazard as cars reverse into on-coming traffic.
Hagley Park is a busy place and finding a parking space can be challenging so you may want to consider these parking tips.
Hagley Park is a wonderful asset and the Council wants you to enjoy using it.
Thank you for helping care for our park, and for the safety of others.
Your Parking Compliance Team is always willing to help answer your queries, for more information, phone (03) 941 8741 or (03) 941 8999.