Mangaone Park

Photo shows people walking along a limestone pathway meandering alongside a stream and riparian planting.

Mangaone Park is part of the city's walkway network. Mangaone Stream Shared Pathway travels through here.

Water Safety NZ says anyone near our awa (river) should follow these handy tips to keep them and their whanāu safe this summer:

Wait 72 hours after rainfall before entering the river

Rivers are changeable and unpredictable – particularly after heavy rainfall. Riverbanks can also become unstable during and after heavy rain.

Check weather forecasts including rainfall in the hills above that could fill the streams and rivers where you are.

Look before you leap – check for hazards

Upstream, downstream and where you’re swimming. Rivers contain hidden dangers and swimming holes can change depths from summer to summer.

Always enter feet first and establish an exit point before you enter.

Keep looking

  •  Can you see the bottom?
  • Is it deep enough for jumping or diving?
  • Does the riverbed drop away close to the edge?
  • Could you handle the current if you got swept away?

A safe rescue is a land-based rescue

Dial 111 immediately if you see anyone in danger, so emergency services can get there as soon as possible.

If someone is being swept downstream, the only safe rescue is a land-based rescue. Do not enter the river after them. It is unlikely you will be able to reach them to help them and you may need to be rescued yourself.

  • Follow the person in trouble down the riverbank.
  • Find a safe place where the person may be able to swim towards the bank.
  • Use an object like a tree branch to reach out over the river.
  • Encourage the person in trouble to grab the branch or paddle and hang on.
  • Pull them to the riverbank and help them out.

If you cannot rescue the person safely from the bank:

  • Encourage the person to turn on their back and float feet first down the river
  • If practical, throw the person a buoyant object like a bucket, chilly bin or ball that they can hang onto and use to keep themselves afloat. 

Dogs prohibited near Awapuni Racecourse between 5am and 10am

This park has different rules for dogs depending on where you are in the park, and what time of day it is!

In most parts of the park, your dog needs to be on a lead. There are different rules for the pathway along the stream, and near the racecourse.

Most of Mangaone Stream Shared Pathway is a dog exercise area, so if you're walking along the pathway, you're welcome to have your dogs off leash – except where the pathway passes the racecourse.

No dogs are allowed near Awapuni Racecourse between 5am and 10am daily. Dogs may be walked past the racecourse on a lead outside of this time.


Mangaone Park, Aintree Crescent, Awapuni 4412  View Map

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