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Recreational Services looks after gardens, parks, sports fields and facilities in the Auckland North - Urban and Rural areas. The team keeps the gardens blooming colourfully,  the lawns well tended and the sports fields in peak condition.  

We have carried out this work for many years, starting with the former North Shore City Council in 1993 and the former Auckland City Council in 1996. We are now responsible for the maintenance and management of hundreds of parks, gardens, reserves and sports fields within  Auckland North which covers the North Shore and Rodney areas.


Services We Provide:

The all-round, day-to-day care of sports fields and cricket blocks including mowing, turf management and irrigation.

Carrying out regular renovations for sports fields and cricket blocks, plus upgrade construction projects for fields, cricket blocks, parks, gardens and civic areas.

Includes mowing, weed-eating, garden beds and facilities care plus field bookings.  


Nurturing annuals, perennials, roses, shrub gardens, hedges and young trees - keeping them fresh, colourful and cared for all year long.         


Some Current Projects:  

Rugby World Cup Training Venue - Onewa Domain #1 

Kikuyu Onewa 21.jpgAfter completing an extensive upgrade of all three fields in this sports park, our sports field and horticulture teams  then worked to ensure that this prime venue was in tip-top condition for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The team continue to receive rave reviews about their work at this sports park. 



Annuals Bedding in Takapuna & Devonport

annuals 062.jpgWe undertake the seasonal changeover of  the bedding gardens throughout Takapuna & Devonport, three times every year.  This involves the planting and nurturing of approximately 12,000 annuals to create highly colourful displays for residents to enjoy.



Key People


Nick Genet, Operations Manager Auckland Parks

Nick Genet 

Operations Manager
Auckland North

Corrie Jamieson, Operations Manager Auckland Sports Park

Corrie Jamieson 

Operations Manager
Auckland North

Response & Playgrounds


Nick's background includes horticultural and maintenance roles plus solid parks operations management experience.Corrie has been with Recreational Services for 20 years and over this time he has built up an extensive knowledge of all aspects of our business operations in particular sports field management.  He currently looks after our response and graffiti teams. 





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Operations Manager
Auckland North

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Operations Manager 
Auckland North


Matt has been with Recreational Services for 3 years and has worked within the sports field division and is now working with the facilities team. Matt worked for two years as a Turf Manager within the Northern sector until he stepped up into a management role and is now the Operational Manager for the facilities team.Graham has been involved within the parks and recreation industry for over 18 years, working as both a Council Officer and Contractor over this time. He has moved from ‘on the tools’ roles to management roles and for the last 6 years has been responsible for overseeing a wide range of open space maintenance aspects across the Rodney, Waitakere, Wellington and Hamilton Regions. He currently oversees our Mowing operation.



Senior Manager

Warwick Sisson

Warwick Sisson

As a turf specialist, Warwick spent 12 years managing International Cricket wickets for Eden Park and Basin Reserve. Warwick joined Recreational Services in 1997 ... [ Find Out More ]

In The Community

A thank you from Glenfield Rovers Soccer Club

"...This dedication to the cause and the ability to go the extra mile has been inspiring, and the same passion that is held by many of our membership for the beautiful game is shared by your staff in their passion and pride for our grounds"... [ more ]

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