Maidstone Park is Upper Hutt’s most central park (only a short walk to the CBD), and the sports hub of the city.

Maidstone Max adventure playground

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, 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 Max Upgrade

Maidstone Max is about to undergo a complete redevelopment as outlined in the Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028. The first stage is to gain insight for the design of the project through community engagement which will begin in mid-January 2019. For more information go to the Maidstone Max Upgrade project page.

Maidstone Park bush walks

Maidstone Park has 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.

Find out more about walkways in Upper Hutt (including downloadable ‘Walkways in Upper Hutt’ booklet)

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.

Interactive parks map

For the best user experience, take a look at our interactive parks application (opens in a new window) to find out what each park offers and to apply for a park booking online.

Links to more information are provided in the Resources and Links section.

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Last updated on 19 Dec 2018