Village at the Park Retirement Village

Village at the Park is one of Wellington’s most centrally located comprehensive lifestyle villages, with the convenience of being so close to the vibrant heart of New Zealand’s capital city.

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04 380 1361


Raewyn Ellis

021 305 873

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130 Rintoul Street, Newtown,
Wellington 6021

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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.

Village Life

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!

Village Newsletter

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Read a tribute from Little Sprouts for one of our residents here

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Accommodation Options

Independent 2 and 3 Bedroom Villas

Our independent Villas offer you the best of both worlds – freedom to come and go as you please, while knowing our friendly community will welcome you home. Each of our 38 Villas have been architecturally designed and arranged with your comfort, convenience and security in mind.

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments

Our 106 impressive 1 and 2-bedroom Apartments come in a range of sizes and configurations to suit your needs. All Apartments are spacious with plenty of natural light and have a wide range of services available depending on your individual requirements.

Rest Home, Hospital & Dementia Care Accommodation

Village at the Park offers a full continuum of care for its residents, depending on the level of assistance you require. Our care facilities include 2 Care Suites, 10 Rest Home beds, 42 Hospital beds and 33 Specialised Dementia Care beds. Premium and standard rooms are available in each unit.

Care Options

Care options at Village at the Park

Village at the Park is well known in the wider Wellington community for offering a full continuum of care, which means that all residents have preferential access to our Rest Home, Hospital or Specialised Dementia Care facilities should the need arise.

The Arvida Way

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Our vision is to improve the lives and wellbeing of our residents by transforming the ageing process.
Our commitment is to challenge ourselves to make our residents’ lives better with everything we do.
Our promise is to help you feel younger for longer and actively engaged in life.

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Joining Us

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.

Village at the Park

04 380 1361

130 Rintoul Street, Newtown,
Wellington 6021


Raewyn Ellis

021 305 873

Email us now View Map

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