Rutherford Park

Rutherford Park is perfect for small to mid-size outdoor events and has hosted concerts such as Bay Dreams, Salmonella Dub and Tiki Tane.

Rutherford Park sits on the west bank of the Maitai River, beside Nelson’s largest indoor events arena, the Trafalgar Centre.

Centrally located, Rutherford Park is just a 10-minute stroll from Nelson's vibrant city centre and a 15-minute ocean-side drive from the airport. 

Booking Rutherford Park

If you would like to place a booking or enquire about availability, please contact our Venue Manager at: or 03 539 1301Or you can fill out the Booking Enquiry Form.

What’s on at Rutherford Park:  

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Please note all Nelson City Council facilities are smoke-free. 

  • Venue Details
  • Venue Type: Park Premium
  • Event Types: Concert Festival Park
  • Parent Venue: The Trafalgar Centre
  • Facilities: WIFI
  • Area: Nelson
  • Address: Paru Paru Road, 7010, New Zealand View Map
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