Established in 1902, the King Edward Park entrances on High Street, Waihi Road and the corner of Camberwell Road and High Streets welcome you into a large spacious park recently subject to significant redevelopment, featuring well established trees, small lake, camellia and rose gardens. A childrens’ playground and clean public toilets are available.
A set of large wrought iron gates at the main entrance commemorate the industrial exhibition held in Hawera in 1904. The donated Wendy Statue in the park is a companion piece to the Peter Pan statue in London's Kensington Gardens.
The park is a continuously developing, with new features being added whilst managing to maintain a large number of specimens that have been planted since the inception of the park.
In 2016 the park was recognised as a Garden of regional significance by the NZ Gardens Trust.
Immediately adjacent to the gardens is an indoor/ outdoor Aquatic Centre which features a hydroslide, thermal soak pool and children's play pool.
The Hawera Holiday Park neighbours the park and boasts a number of self contained cabins, caravan, motorhome and tent sites.