King Edward Park

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.

Park Facilities

Children's Play Area
Free parking
Historic Building
Multi Use Games Area
Picnic Area
Public Sculpture
Public Transport Links
Sensory Garden
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Walking Routes
Walled Garden
Football Pitch
Green Flag
Award Winner
Managing Organisation
South Taranaki District Council
Phil Waite
(06) 278 0555