It’s a capital choice!
Village at the Park is located on the former Athletic Park site originally owned by The Wellington Tenths Trust, descendants of the original Te Atiawa/Taranaki whanau people of Wellington. Athletic Park was opened in April 1896 and continued its fine sporting traditions until the final rugby match was held, 103 years later, in October 1999.
In 2002 the Tenths Trust entered into partnership to create Village at the Park on the site. The Park is steeped in history and has seen celebration, team camaraderie, and passionate spirit over many years.
These qualities continue to flow into the atmosphere of the village today. We are very proud of this heritage and in recognition of that, we have named our care facility wings after two women who had long standing involvement with Athletic Park – Mary Coleman and Rawinia Buchanan.
Life at Village at the Park
As an Arvida Village, we take care and time to listen, and we’ll help you continue to enjoy the things that you love to do. We’ll encourage participation and engagement in our community, and we’ll help you to remain active and happy.
We take pride in providing a fantastic Community Centre which can be enjoyed by every resident. It is is centrally located and offers a wide range of facilities including Scrummy café, which is the epicentre of the village’s social life.
Our residents really are a friendly and social group. We all respect each other’s privacy, and we enjoy our neighbours’ company at the many village events. There is always so much to do here. Whether it is reading a book in a quiet nook in the garden, playing petanque with friendly rivals, or catching up with a neighbour, the choice is yours!
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Read more about our facilities, our management and care team and our social activities
Village at the Park units are available under the “Occupation Right Agreement” (ORA). Village at the Park is a registered retirement village and is a full member of both the Retirement Villages Association (RVA) and the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA). If you are 65 or over and you need further care, a Government allowance may be available to assist with fees in your Serviced Apartment. Work and Income New Zealand will explain the assistance available and eligibility criteria.
For all enquiries about our village please email us or phone 04 380 1361.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What if I want to go on holiday?
This is your home so you have the freedom to come and go as you please. We will maintain the grounds while you are away so you can relax and enjoy your holiday.
2. How does the fee structure work?
Naturally, there will be several considerations around cost. We aim to be transparent about all fees involved so please do not hesitate to discuss any queries you have with us.
3. Can my family and friends stay with me?
Yes. This is your home so you can have guests over to visit and stay with you.
4. Can I still apply for Government funded financial assistance?
Yes. If you are over 65 and your ‘support needs assistant’ confirms, you may be eligible for Government financial assistance. Talk with our village manager who will help you to find out about the benefits that you may be entitled to.