Sports Practice

Nelson Sports Practice

Saxton Field is home to many facilities available for sports practice. 

Explore our full range of world-class sports facilities

Netball Courts

Bring a ball and practice shooting goals and your skills on the court. There are so many courts and plenty of space for all ages and abilities.

Saxton Field netball Courts

Outdoor Cricket Nets

Practice makes perfect (as well as being a lot of fun). Come and perfect your bowling arm, as well as improve your batting prowess in the safety of our cricket nets.

Outdoor cricket nets

Outdoor Fitness Centre

Our Fitness Centre is set up for you to train at your own speed and ability, with the equipment positioned in one area (rather than spread out through the park) and complete with shade sails.

This is perfect for people who prefer their gym equipment to be outdoors, or for anyone who wants to add a little extra challenge to their daily walks.

The Outdoor Fitness Centre was a joint venture by the Nelson Lioness Club, Nelson City, and Tasman District councils to offer everyone a free outdoor workout area.

Outdoor Fitness Centre
Outdoor Fitness Centre

Saxton Velodrome

The Velodrome can be accessed at any time when there aren't scheduled events. Bring your bike and have a go at riding on the sloping track!

At the centre of the velodrome is the very popular learners track for the littlies, with road markings and signs. This is the perfect safe place to practise bike-riding skills and confidence.

Track Cycling
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Sports Fields

All the sports fields at Saxton can be accessed outside of scheduled events. Whether it's some solo running training on the track, or a few mates kicking the ball around the football field - we welcome everyone to treat it like your own massive backyard.

We have sports fields for athletics, baseball, basketball, cricket, football, hockey and softball.

Hire Outdoor
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