Play, Active Recreation and Sport Strategy 2022
The Ashburton District is a great place to live, work and play. Easy access to play, active recreation and sport provides our residents with the opportunity to enjoy a balanced lifestyle and supports hauora (wellbeing), while also enabling a positive experience for visitors.
While the physical benefits are well known, play, active recreation and sport also supports wellbeing in other ways including improved mental health, increased self-confidence and sense of social connection within the community. These benefits are not just limited to those who play sport, many people also participate from the side-lines and bleachers, as supporters, volunteers or club members.
The Council recognises the high value that play, active recreation and sport provides our community. For this reason we partnered with local clubs, teams and organisations to develop a new strategy that will plan for the future of play, active recreation and sport within the Ashburton District
Council adopted the Play, Active Recreation and Sport Strategy on 27 July 2022.