Hoops in Parks



What is Hoops in Parks?

Hoops in Parks is a collaborative partnership that was created by Basketball New Zealand and Hastings District Council, supported by Basketball Hawke’s Bay and Sport Hawke’s Bay – an extension to our successful Hoops in Schools programme. Like Hoops in Schools, Hoops in Parks is a programme to give communities more places to shoot hoops in their local communities, utilising existing council land and green space. A lack of suitable facilities (indoor and outdoor) remains one of basketball’s toughest barriers. Currently many local communities are unable to support the growth, as they do not have basketball backboards and courts in outdoor recreational areas to cater for the demand.

As well as providing more sustainable, long term participation opportunities for communities, Hoops in Parks is also providing another outlet to increase physical activity outside of a school setting, an ever-increasing concern for the well-being of our tamariki and rangatahi.

Basketball New Zealand’s vision is ‘a hoop in the heart of every community’ – Hoops in Parks is helping us achieve this.



Progress to date

Basketball New Zealand is proud to have been able to partner with a number of different district councils, regional sports trusts and associations to rollout Hoops in Parks.

LocationPartnersDateMore information
Ron Giorgi Park IIIHastings District Council, Basketball Hawke's Bay, Sport Hawke's BayJune 2021Click here
Flaxmere Park Hastings District Council, Basketball Hawke's Bay, Sport Hawke's BayDecember 2021Click here
Roberts Terrace ReserveNapier City Council, Basketball Hawke's BayFebruary 2022Click here
Essex Street ReserveNapier City Council, Basketball Hawke's BayWork commenced
Tiktiki, TairāwhitiGisborne District Council, Gisborne Basketball, Sport Gisborne TBC (construction yet to start)
Te Araroa, TairāwhitiGisborne District Council, Gisborne Basketball, Sport Gisborne TBC (construction yet to start)

Lets collaborate!

We’re calling for more support to enable us to continue rolling both of these projects out across the motu. We know the impact that both initiatives continue to have across communities – build it, and they will come!

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