A short walk from the CBD, Maidstone Park is Upper Hutt’s most central park.
Catering to all ages, Maidstone Park is made up of several unique features in one large park complex. Maidstone Park is home to the Maidstone Max Adventure Playground, a down hill mountain bike track, bush trails, a skate park, community sport clubrooms, sportsfields, space to picnic, and room to play. It's the perfect destination for a fun family day out!
Maidstone Max Adventure Playground
The adventure playground caters to children of all ages with junior and senior playgrounds, one of the country’s tallest space nets, roctopus, mound playground, flying fox and more.
Down Hill Mountain Bike Track
FREE and open 24/7 year round (except for competition days).
Riders can access the track from the top of Seymour Grove. There is plenty of parking, a turning cycle, and a drop off point for shuttle runs.
The mountain bike track twists down the hill and exits through a mix of regenerating native and established beech forest.
The 1100m dedicated downhill mountain bike track should take intermediate to expert riders four to six minutes to ride. Less experienced riders will be challenged by the course and should expect to take between six and ten minutes.
All abilities will find challenge in the fun track that contains bermed corners that lead into jumps and drop-offs with alternatives for those who like to keep their tyres on the ground!
Maidstone Park has the largest bush area located within our three main parks with several bush walks between the main park and Kingsley Heights. These tracks are quite steep in places and are not recommended for pushchairs, mobility scooters, or wheelchairs.
With lots of banks, rails, ledges, stairs, gaps, hips and the bowl this is the place to skate with options for beginners and pros.
Maidstone Park is home to two rugby fields (winter), two softball pitches, a softball skin (summer), and a petanque pitch all of which can be booked on request.
Picnic and BBQ
A free electric BBQ, picnic tables, shade trees and plenty of open space makes it easy to picnic and play all day at Maidstone Park.
Latimer Lookout is located atop Maidstone Park provides a scenic view of Upper Hutt City and the Hutt Valley.
Toilets are located behind the skate bowl, near the junior playground. Toilets are open from dawn until dusk daily.
Organised Events and Gatherings
Please note that the option to book an organised event/gathering at Maidstone Park is temporarily closed due to upcoming works.
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. To submit a request click here.
Park Street Upper Hutt , Maidstone 5018 View Map