Hagley Park is the most significant, central city park in Christchurch. Its 165 hectares (407 acres) provide wide open spaces, sporting facilities and mature woodlands.
The Park caters to golf, netball, pétanque, croquet, model yachts and tennis, with sports grounds for schools, club and casual competition. There are picnic and barbeque facilities, as well as a network of paths, tracks and cycleways.
The Park’s turf management was formerly undertaken by contractors, but in response to the variety of demands paced on it, the Christchurch City Council has expanded its in-house expertise to help attract a greater number of sporting events.