This wonderful open space reserve, available for all, is one of the gems of life on the Peninsula. In addition to the many activities which take place in the Park throughout the year, there are a children’s playground, a multi-sports court (including tennis), a flying fox (the “best in Queenstown”) and walking and mountain bike trails. A natural playground and disk golf course are in the planning stages, following the clearance of the stands of pine trees.
The flying fox was completed in June 2020 (see photos on the gallery page). Full marks to the folks who came up with the idea; and then persevered over a period of 4 years to bring it from the talking, the planning, the designing and the funding phases to its actual construction. It always takes longer than expected; and even then delivery requires a certain amount of serendipity. Thanks also to the supporters: Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust South, Sky City Queenstown and QLDC.
The only sporting body to establish its base in Jardine Park, the Wakatipu Croquet Club moved from Queenstown Gardens in the centre of town to the Peninsula during the 1990s, culminating with the completion of a pavilion in 2000.
The best fun you can have with your dog in the Wakatipu is at the Dog Agility Club which meets at Jardine Park each Saturday at 10:00am.