Hamilton Lake Domain, Hamilton 3204, Waikato, New Zealand
Hamilton Lake Domain has a long history as one of Hamilton’s premiere parks. It is a significant recreational facility for residents of Hamilton City and beyond within walking distance from the CBD. Hamilton Lake Domain provides a focal point for a variety of water and land based activities as well as offering a unique ecological environment in the heart of Hamilton City.
Lake Rotoroa caters for water based recreational activities such as yachting, wind surfing, canoeing, paddle boats, model boats, dragon boating, waka ama, raft racing and a range of informal activities like feeding ducks or fishing.
Innes Common to the East and West of Lake Domain Drive caters for active recreation and sports, including hockey and cricket. Innes Common is home to the Gallagher Hockey Centre. It also attracts organised events including fairs, kite days, family days, The Waikato Balloon Festival, fun runs, concerts, school holiday programmes, orienteering and similar activities.
The remaining park area caters for passive or casual recreation and is available for events like Carols by Candlelight. The esplanade walkway around the lake is a popular fitness circuit and walking route. Playgrounds beside the Verandah Cafe provide kids a place to play while their minders enjoy a coffee with a view of the lake.
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