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Residents reminded to stay out of closed Nelson reserves

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Nelson City Council landscape and conservation reserves are still closed. This includes popular spots like the Grampians, Codgers MTB Park, Centre of NZ and the Dun Mountain Trail.

Sports fields, including the Botanics playing fields. neighbourhood parks, public gardens and playgrounds remain open.

The key risk is around the safety of people being caught should a fire break out.

These measures reduce the risk of needing to divert resources away from the current fire emergency in Tasman.

With the extremely dry conditions, prevailing winds, slope and nature of the vegetation, a fire would spread uphill extremely quickly, making evacuation very difficult.

The following tracks and reserves remain closed to the public:


Maitai Water Reserve

Roding Water Reserve

Marsden Valley Reserve

Venner Reserve

Brook Conservation Reserve, including Eureka Park

Titoki Reserve


Grampians Reserve

Tantragee Reserve, including all of Codgers Mountain Bike Area

Botanical Hill, including all tracks to the Centre of New Zealand

Atmore Reserve

Hanby Park

Highview Reserve

Pipers Reserve

Sir Stanley Whitehead Park

Tasman Heights Reserve

Bolwell Reserve

Stoke Reservoir Reserve (behind the Nelson Christian College)


The Dun Mountain Trail

Maitai Walkway from Gibbs Bridge (near to Sunday Hole) through to the Maitai Water Reserve

Please stay out of these reserves for your own safety. Council will advise when it is considered safe to access these areas again.

If you see signs of smoke or fire in any reserves please call 111 immediately.

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