Masterton District CouncilMasterton District Council

We commenced work with the Masterton District Council in 2004 and find the community a wonderful one to be a part of.

Our contract covers the full spectrum of services involved in the management and care of 45 parks and reserves including full-facility horticultural works, full-facility sports parks services, waterways maintenance and cemetery services.

Over the years we have cemented a strong relationship with the Council and introduced a number of initiatives and improvements which have allowed us to deliver a consistently high level of service across all aspects of the contract. We continue to receive positive feedback from both council staff and rate payers and have enjoyed articles and letters published in the local paper with regards to the spectacular garden displays seen around town, and to our overall service.

Our services include:

Bruce St Garden  Exeloo.JPGIncludes mowing and horticulture maintenance for annual, perennials, re-vegetation, roses, shrub gardens, hedges and specimen trees.
Also includes asset maintenance, reporting and database management. 



Masterton Sports ParkIncludes care of 9 sports parks, 2 cricket blocks, turf management, renovations, mowing, irrigation and facilities maintenance.



Pioneer Cemetery.jpgRecreational Services is responsible for the day-to-day care and upkeep of all five of Masterton’s cemeteries, including two rural cemeteries. We are also responsible for grave preparation and presentation, public liaison (with Funeral Directors, family members, cemetery visitors etc) and other administrative services such as record keeping and plot allocation. We endeavour at all times to treat this most sensitive area of our business with the respect, tact and sensitivity it deserves.  


Current Project:

QE Park Rejuvenation Project 

QEII Park .JPGThis gracious park of yester-year is undergoing a renaissance as a result of an extensive rejuvenation project. Since 1997, we have slowly but surely been returning the park to its former glory, and then some. The extensive rose gardens have been restored to new beauty, the native fernery has been carefully restored, and the Bruce Street entryway has been totally transformed - with newly set annual beds flourishing on either side of the entry gates, offset by new fountain and fresh green lawn. There’s still a way to go, but the team are much encouraged by the compliments and praise received from park users and passers-by who are watching progress with interest.  


Key People


Doug Bayley, Operations Manager MastertonDoug Bayley  

Operations Manager

Highly qualified in his field and with over 20 years in horticulture and related industries, Doug oversees all aspects of the Masterton Parks contract, and works to exceed the Council’s expectations.


Senior Manager

Damon Brown

Damon Brown

With a horticultural qualification from Massey University, and over 20 year's experience in the parks and horticulture sectors, Damon is an invaluable member of our Leadership team.... [ Find Out More ]

In The Community

CEO of Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Football Union

"The Union with to thank and acknowledge the efforts of you and your staff preparing the Trust House Memorial Park for the Ranfurly Shield challenge on 2nd July 2009.... [more]

Masterton District Council Mayor

" I just had a call from the mayor asking me to pass on his compliments about the northern approach bedding.... [more]

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