Tauranga CityTauranga City

On 1 July 2011, Recreational Services began working with Tauranga City after winning the contract to look after the city’s sports parks.

Tauranga is a growing and vibrant city with a population of over 111,000 people. The population of Tauranga has almost doubled in the last 20 years and by 2021 it is expected to reach 141,000.

TaurangaThe city covers an area of 13,440 hectares. The landscape is dominated by the volcanic cone of Mauao (Mount Maunganui), the harbour, long white beaches and the Kaimai mountain ranges to the west.

Tauranga extends from Bethlehem in the north where there are significant new developments, to the new growth areas of Pyes Pa in the west and east to Papamoa and the new developments planned for Wairakei.

Our team of six are responsible for the care and maintenance of the gardens, surrounds and sports fields in the Tauranga, Mount Manuganui and Papamoa areas.

With one of the best climates in the country and a beautiful coastline to match it is no surprise that this area is experiencing rapid growth. With this growth more pressure is put on sports field usage and Recreational Service will work with the Council to manage these challenges.


Services We Provide:



Management and maintenance of 14 sports parks.  Day-to-day work includes, mowing, line marking, maintaining gardens and surrounds at sports fields, litter collection, cleaning and more.







Key People


Dave BiddleDave Biddle  

Operations Manager
Tauranga Sports Parks

Dave is a respected as a technical expert and is a clear and practical thinker.  He is a strong communicator and has built up a strong working relationship with the Council.  He is motivated and has a clear understanding of what “total ownership of a park” means and requires.

Senior Managers

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

NZ Cricket Turf Manager thanks Whangarei Sportsfield Team

"The wicket and practice wickets are both rated highly and especially considering the amount of rain around leading into the match, I think this is a fantastic effort... [ more ]

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