Drayton Reserve Track

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

If using one of our parks, always stay two metres away from anyone not in your household. If you take your dog, please keep it on a leash at all times to help avoid contact with other dogs. Take your dog poo home and dispose of it in your red bin.

Where there are gates and latches in parks, please avoid using your hands to open and close them. If gates are off their hinges or left open, please leave them as you find them.

Cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only. 

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • The Botanic Gardens.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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DraytonStart: First hairpin on Glenstrae Road, Mount Pleasant

Finish: Craigieburn Lane, Mount Pleasant

Time: 30 minutes one way

Distance: 1.1km

Dogs: Effective control

Description: Enter the reserve from near the first hairpin bend on Glenstrae Road. The track rises gently through the reserve with many additional branch tracks connecting to nearby roads and properties.

There are ongoing efforts to re-forest Drayton Reserve and you will spot many new totara, ngaio and kanuka plantings as well as a number of native birds such as silver eyes, grey warbler, fantails and bellbird.

The track finishes with a zig zag incline up to Mount Pleasant Road.

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