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Parks and Sporting Facilities

Recreational spaces in the Mackenzie District.

Parks & Sporting Facilities

The Mackenzie District has a variety of local parks, reserves, trails and open spaces for people to enjoy. They play a big part in what makes the area a great place to live and visit.

Parks, reserves and open spaces within the Mackenzie District are public spaces, and are often used by groups, clubs, and organisations.

Getting out on the trails is a great way to stay active, see new places and spend time with friends and family.

There are a variety of trails in the Mackenzie District, a number of these in close distance to Fairlie, Tekapo and Twizel, and lakes.

Playgrounds keep our children active and enable young imaginations to run wild. They’re physically challenging and allow kids to learn key social and cooperative skills.

Playground facilities are located at several recreational areas, mostly at Fairlie, Tekapo and Twizel.

No matter where you go around the Mackenzie District, a clean and safe public toilet is essential.

To cater for the increasing numbers of locals and visitors to Fairlie, Tekapo and Twizel, Council has made a large investment over the last five years to construct new toilet facilities, and upgrade existing facilities.

Our parks, reserves and open spaces often include additional amenities:

  • Landscaping
  • Seating
  • Shade and shelter
  • Water fountains
  • Sports-related facilities (club rooms, sports fields, courts)