Tawa Recreation Centre

Tawa Recreation Centre is a sport and recreation facility for community use and hire.

Tawa Recreation Centre.

The centre is based in the Tawa College grounds.


  • Multi-purpose sports hall with 2 indoor courts
  • Meeting room


Tawa Recreation Centre is open after school, on weekends and during holidays.

Note: These hours can vary depending on bookings - phone the recreation centre for more information.

Monday–Thursday 3.45pm–10pm
Friday  Closed during term times (open Fridays during school holidays)
Saturday and Sunday 9am–10pm
Public holidays Closed


We run lots of activities including sports leagues, holiday programmes and birthday parties:

  • Birthday parties
    Available at weekends for pre-schoolers to 12 year olds. Hire a Party Pilot to facilitate fun activities or run your own party. 
  • Ezy Movers
    9.30am–10.15am Fridays. Improve your cardiovascular fitness, mobility, flexibity and strength in this fun, low impact class.
  • Netball social league (women)
    6.30pm-10pm, Monday and 6pm-10pm, Wednesday.
  • Pickleball
    Avid picklers and newcomers alike are welcome at our all-abilities Sunday Pickleball sessions.
  • Preschool Programme – Gym Jam
    9am–11am Sundays. Bring your pre-schoolers along to our fun indoor play land filled with soft, equipment, activities and wheels.
  • School holiday programmes
    A full care programme for 5 to 12-year-olds.

Admission charges

Item Fee
Adult $4.50
Child (0–15 years) $3.00
With LeisureCard $2.20

Charges to hire recreation centres vary and depend on your specific requirements. Contact the centre for details.

Concession passes

Concession passes are a convenient and cheap option if you attend classes regularly – buy a concession pass. For current LeisureCard members, your discount is automatically applied if it's available on the pass you're buying.

Concession passes are non-refundable, non-transferable, and are valid for two years.

Hiring the recreation centre

The centre can be hired by sports clubs, community groups, and for casual use. The centre can be used for:

  • athletics (bring your own gear)
  • badminton
  • basketball / miniball
  • boxing
  • coaching sessions
  • fitness classes
  • gymnastics (bring your own gear)
  • hockey / floorball
  • indoor soccer
  • nukemball
  • pickleball
  • spin classes (bring you own bikes)
  • volleyball

Request a booking

Contact and address

Tawa Recreation Centre

Phone: 04 232 2260

Email: tawa.rec@wcc.govt.nz

Street address: Tawa College, Duncan Street