Parks & Reserves
In this section
About the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems on, above, or crossing council land.
Information about Campgrounds and Contact Details
- Castle Hill Village Reserves
The Foster Park Dog Exercise Area in Rolleston township allows dog owners to exercise their dogs off-leash in a safe and secure environment.
- Dump Stations
- Foster Park
A link to the Selwyn District Councils Freedom Camping Report which helps define why and where freedom campers come from and what they expect and do while in Selwyn
All about what you can do at Lake Coleridge
Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere
History of Lake Ellesmere and it's many recreational uses
A list of any land exchanges currently under review
Lincoln Community Park/Skate Park
Construction of a new Community Park/Skate Park in Lincoln is planned to start in September 2017.
- Plans & Policies
Information about Council play spaces including playgrounds, community parks (including skate facilities), flying foxes and their locations
Prebbleton Community Park
Prebbleton Community Park
Reserves & Sportsgrounds
Information about Council Reserves and Sportsgrounds and their location
Rolleston Skate Park
All about the opening of the Rolleston Skate Park
Planning an event
If you are planning an event or activity in a Selwyn Park or Reserve you will need a permit. Download the event planning guide, find information about funding, marquee use and venue hire.
Selwyn District is operating at Orange Settings under the COVID-19 Protection Framework. A vaccine pass is required to enter the Selwyn Sports Centre. For more information see our COVID-19 page.
The Council's Open Spaces Unit works with local communities and management committees to manage the publicly-owned open space areas in Selwyn District.
These areas include sports grounds, children's playgrounds, picnic and barbecue areas, camping spots, gardens, scenic areas and places where plants, animals and aspects of our historical and cultural heritage can be protected and displayed for future generations. For information on any of these areas please follow the link to the left.
Open space forms an integral part of the District’s aesthetic, social, ecological, cultural and economic life. The purpose of the Open Spaces Strategy is to set the direction for provision of an open space network that will meet the District’s needs for the next 30 years.
The Council has a smokefree policy and we request that people do not smoke in public outdoor areas, like playgrounds, parks and sports grounds, and at Council supported events. This policy is in place so that everyone can enjoy public spaces and public events in a smokefree environment and to provide good role modelling of smokefree behaviour to children.
If you wish to use one of our reserves for a function, such as a wedding, we need your request in writing.
Policy on Memorial Seats [PDF, 101 KB] in Reserves and Public Spaces