The Recreation Trails are a network of paths that link green space throughout urban Masterton. They are highly popular with walkers, cyclists, runners and dog owners keen to utilise this extensive off-leash exercise area. Trail users include people of all ages and both residents and tourists.
The construction programme of the trails has been split into various stages, with the first four stages complete and further beautifying work currently underway along the Waipoua River bank stretch. This includes additional native planting and the installation of park furniture such as solid timber benches and tables.
The path type is predominantly lime, with some connections between green space being achieved through the use of existing pedestrian footpaths.
Where are the Recreation Trails?
The completed trails include a 1.6km path around Henley Lake, a 2km trail through and around Henley Lake Park Wetlands, a 4km trail network from Fourth Street, stretching through and connecting with Milford Downs and a trail network along the Waipoua Riverbank from Colombo Road to Akura Road, which has just been completed and stretches for 2.4km.
The trails completed to date connect Henley Lake Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, McJorrow Park, the Columbo Road netball courts and the Colin Pugh Sports Bowl with the River Esplanade Reserve, covering 10km in total. Future planned work will include the linking of McJorrow Park with River Road and a new trail between Fourth Street, Totara Street and Kitchener Street right through to Gordon Street.
Download the complete map of trails (PDF, 987KB)
Wellington Regional Trails
You can also head over to the Wellington Regional Trails website to explore over 174 different hiking, biking, walking and horse riding trails around the region.