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.
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.
|Ron Giorgi Park III||Hastings District Council, Basketball Hawke's Bay, Sport Hawke's Bay||June 2021||Click here
|Flaxmere Park ||Hastings District Council, Basketball Hawke's Bay, Sport Hawke's Bay||December 2021||Click here
|Roberts Terrace Reserve||Napier City Council, Basketball Hawke's Bay||February 2022||Click here
|Essex Street Reserve||Napier City Council, Basketball Hawke's Bay||Work commenced||
|Tiktiki, Tairāwhiti||Gisborne District Council, Gisborne Basketball, Sport Gisborne ||TBC (construction yet to start)||
|Te Araroa, Tairāwhiti||Gisborne District Council, Gisborne Basketball, Sport Gisborne ||TBC (construction yet to start)||
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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