Edwards Pit Park

This historic quarry has been raised from a wasteland by a passionate group of residents. Short tracks wind through native wetland before opening into a large meadow. It's a great spot for dog walking and frog-spotting!

Watch this short film by Environment Network Manawatū about the Pit Park People who've made the park what it is today.




Featherston Street (see map at bottom of page)

Photo shows dog on boardwalk set among native wetland plantings.

Dogs welcome

This park is a brilliant place to walk your dog off-leash. Please be aware though that dogs are prohibited in the sportsgrounds in neighbouring Skoglund Park.

Photo shows aerial view of short walkways zigzagging through a richly planted wetland nestled in the bowl of an old quarry.

History of Pit Park

The former clay pit is named for Robert Price Edwards (1854-1924), who established his brick-making business here in 1900. In 1904 Edwards started construction of the Hoffman Kiln, a category one heritage building you can still see on Featherston Street. The kiln was capable of firing 9,000 bricks in a single chamber, with clay sourced on-site.

Photo shows heritage brick building.

Hoffman brick kiln, Featherston Street – E Creamer 1981: Manawatū Heritage.