Maidstone Park is Upper Hutt’s most central park (only a short walk to the CBD), and the sports hub of the city.
Maidstone Park Sports Center consists of six artificial turfs, four are for tennis courts, one hockey turf and one multi-use turf, which is primarily used for rugby and football, and one smaller practice area. The sports center also has an onsite pavilion with changing room, toilet and kiosk.
Four artificial tennis courts enable all weather and illuminated play to occur throughout the year, as well as night games. Tennis courts can be booked using the online reservation on the Upper Hutt Tennis Club website. Lights are available for public usage at a cost.
Maidstone Max is Upper Hutt’s prestige playground with multiple attractions such as a skate park, one of the country’s tallest space nets, roctopus, mound playground, dippy disk, flying fox and more. Maidstone Max caters to children of all ages and with a free electric BBQ and picnic tables, makes the perfect destination for a fun family day out. Access to Maidstone Park is off Park Street and via a subway from the Upper Hutt Railway Station.
Maidstone Bush is the largest bush area located within our three main parks. There is a popular downhill mountain bike track located within the bush area. It is suitable for both intermediate and beginner mountain cyclists and takes several minutes to complete. Whilst being home to the mountain bike track, there are also many bush walks between the park and Kingsley Heights with the Latimer Lookout on the hilltop which provides a scenic view of the Hutt Valley. These tracks are quite steep in places and are not recommended for pushchairs, buggies or wheelchairs.
Downhill Mountain Bike Track
FREE | Open 24/7 all year (except for competition days)
A hit with cyclists from all over the Wellington Region! Designed by local riders and the Kennet Brothers, the track twists down the hill and exits through a mix of regenerating native and established beech forest.
The 1100m dedicated downhill mountain bike track should take intermediate to expert riders four to six minutes to ride. Less experienced riders will be challenged by the course and should expect to take between six and ten minutes.
All abilities will find challenge in the fun track that contains bermed corners that lead into jumps and drop offs with alternatives for those who like to keep their tyres on the ground!
Riders can access the track from the top of Seymour Grove off King Charles Drive. There is plenty of parking and a turning circle and drop off point for shuttle runs.
Last updated on 30 Jan 2017