WhereRuakiwi & Lake Road
HoursMonday to Sunday
Dawn to dusk
Cost and BookingFree
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.
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. Our major destination playground beside the Verandah Cafe provides kids a place to play while their minders enjoy a coffee with a view of the lake, which can also be enjoyed from the covered picnic area in the refurbished amenity block.