Harcourt Park

A short bike, bus, or drive from the CBD, or a short walk from the surrounding suburbs of Totara Park, Akatarawa, and Timberlea, Harcourt Park is one of Upper Hutt’s premier destination parks.

Catering to all ages, Harcourt Park is home to playgrounds, a stage, sports fields, kids cycle track, disc golf, paddling pool and splash pad, botanical and native bush areas, community sport clubrooms, space to picnic, and room to play. Close to Te Awa Kairangi - Hutt River, Harcourt Holiday Park, the Hutt River Trail, and Remutaka Cycle Trail it's the perfect destination for a family day out!


The park caters to all ages with junior and senior playgrounds complete with flying fox, forts, and opportunities to climb, swing and play all day.

Paddling pool and splash pad

The paddling pool and water spray splash pad are open for sixteen weeks of the year (weather dependent) from around mid November to early April with water spray features in operation from 10.00 am – 7.00 pm. The paddling pool area is unsupervised and requires active parental supervision at all times, please practice water safety. Dogs and animals are not allowed.

Stage area

With an open grass area in front and facilities back-stage the large covered stage within the park is ideal for concerts and live shows year round.

Sports fields

Harcourt Park is home to two senior soccer fields (winter) and two junior cricket pitches (summer), all of which can be booked on request.

Learn to cycle track

The cycle track mimics real life roading conditions with sealed roads, road signs, and intersections allowing children to learn more about the road rules and how to keep safe whilst cycling.

Picnic and BBQ

Two free electric BBQ's, picnic tables and shelters, shade trees and plenty of open space makes it easy to picnic and play all day at Harcourt Park.  NOTE: Electric BBQ's are not a bookable resource and cannot be booked as part of a park booking. Instead they are provided for casual use with the expectation that park users share/use for short periods of time.

Public Toilets

Public toilets are located between the junior and senior playgrounds. Toilets are open from dawn until dusk.

AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

An AED is attached to the public toilet building.

River Access

Te Awa Kairangi - Hutt River is within close walking distance from Harcourt Park and is accessible by foot in several places. When swimming in Upper Hutt's rivers please remember to be river safe.


Harcourt Park is one of many entry points to the Hutt River Trail which runs from Petone to Upper Hutt. It is an easy scenic walk and cycle path which also allows access to the river for swimming, fishing and kayaking.

Organised Events and Gatherings

Groups wishing to use this facility for an organised event, outing, field trip, school activity, large gathering etc. must submit a park booking request at least 4 weeks prior to the event.

Request a park booking


43 Akatārawa Road, Akatarawa 5018  View Map

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