The recreation hall is available for sporting, dance, educational, art and craft activities and social functions. There are two wall-mounted hoops and the floor is marked out for a half basketball court.

Recreation hall, half basketball courtAddress

75 Queenspark Drive, Parklands, Christchurch 8083(external link)


Contact us for hiring requests and information or phone 03 941 8999.



Recreation hall

  • $15.30 per hour community group
  • $31.50 per hour self-employed tutor
  • $84.10 per hour private social functions
  • $105.10 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $66.00 per hour community events and fundraisers


  • $66.50 security charge to ensure that the facility has been left fit for purpose
  • $500 bond on private social functions 
  • $150 cleaning charge retained from the bond if the venue is not left fit for purpose

Recreation hall:  300 standing, 250 seated

Conditions of hire

Conditions of use when hiring a Council facility

Health and safety

As part of the rental agreement the hirer accepts legal responsibilities to meet evacuation plans, health and safety responsibilities and to act as the facility warden.

All users are required to complete a pre-use form before using this centre. This must be signed, dated and left in the plastic drop box in the foyer of the centre. The box is cleared once a week.

Hours of hire

8am to midnight every day

User guide There is a user guide on site for you to read. Please leave it on site.
Familiarisation tour A Council staff member is available to provide you with a familiarisation tour. Please contact the call centre on 03 941 8999 to arrange this.

The consumption of alcohol is permitted in this facility.

A Special Licence may be required if alcohol is part of your event, e.g. if alcohol is being sold, or if your event is ticketed and alcohol will be consumed at the event.

In general, bring your own (BYO) alcohol is permitted at private functions such as weddings or birthdays. A Special Licence is generally not required for these types of events.

For most other events BYO may not be a permitted activity. Find out more about whether you require a special licence by checking the Alcohol licencing information and checking with the Alcohol Licencing Team directly. Please note that a Special Licence does not authorise BYO.

As the venue hirer and/or event host where alcohol is present at the event, regardless of whether your event requires a Special Licence or not you still have the responsibility to ensure that you are providing a safe drinking environment at your event. Please read host responsibility guidelines and tips.

You risk having your venue booking cancelled if you do not meet alcohol licencing requirements. Please note that applications for Special Licences must be made with the Alcohol Licencing Team at least 20 working days before the date of your event and should where possible be made before you advertise your event.

Equipment available

Recreation hall

  • 20 tables
  • 100 chairs
  • 1/2 size basketball court
  • 2 basketball hoops
  • Radiant wall mounted heaters

Kitchen facilities

  • oven
  • fridge
  • wall mounted hot water boiler
  • microwave

All users are required to supply their own tea towels, washing up cloths, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids.

Storage Limited storage
Catering No organised catering is offered
Wheelchair access This centre has wheelchair access and a wheelchair-accessible toilet

There are onsite car parks