Book a park, reserve or picnic area

To book a Waitaki District Council park, garden, reserve or sports field/facility for a wedding or other event, you will need to complete a booking form. This form can be downloaded below or picked up from Council.

The booking form must be returned to Council at least 10 working days prior to the event to enable time for processing.

We recommend you book at least a month prior to your event to avoid disappointment, as we take bookings on a first-in basis. It’s also a good idea to book well in advance if you are holding a large event or require other permits or licences (such as a food or liquor licence).

Once you have returned the completed and signed form, we will be able to process your application. Depending on the event additional information may be requested. Please include intended purpose, facilities required and the expected number of people.

If your application/event requires overnight camping you will need to comply with the WDC Responsible Freedom Camping Bylaw 2021(PDF, 2MB) , which will require a Freedom Camping Exemption permit for this activity to proceed. In this case, please submit the Freedom Camping Exemption Application form to accompany the Park Booking Application form.

You will be advised once approval is given - including information on any fees and special conditions that may apply. Please ensure you are familiar with our terms and conditions, including those for payment.

Fees and charges

Our fees and charges are updated on 1 July each year. Please go to our fees and charges page to view these.

Application forms
Parks | Sports fields - site plans
Other parks - site plans