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Parksyde Community Centre is OPEN

Parksyde is OPEN – see the Calendar Tab for all timetabled activities.

We also RENT SPACE FOR MEETINGS, TRAINING SESSIONS AND SEMINARS. We can seat from small groups up to  large groups (200 people), and have the space to socially distance-seat you at tables. Phone to check availability and cost.

CHECK out our activities (details are in the Calendar):

  • Embroidery – interested to learn, or if you already stitch, want to learn new techniques… enjoy this every Wednesday with a great group of ladies. Phone Lawrie for details ph 345 6004.
  • NEW ZUMBA class Friday 8:30am to 9:30am (we still have the existing 9:30am Tuesday and Friday classes)
  • Sport Dance Thursday evenings.
  • We also now have YOGA. The class is almost full, so if you are interested, phone Reception on 348 9892 and register.

Don’t forget:

  • Tai Chi Beginners Wednesday mornings

PARKSYDE OPEN DAY – BEE BBQ – join us Saturday 5 December

The Parksyde Cafe is OPEN – with our new caterers – local sisters Hilary and Barbara

  • Join us for scrumptious, healthy, home-cooked morning teas and lunches. Book in for an afternoon tea or if you are looking for a venue and caterers for a special event.
  • Try chef Hilary’s delicious cheese scones, muffins, original cheese rolls, chicken or Thai beef salads, pasta bakes and more.


The Parksyde Salon is OPEN – For appointments:

  • Zennie for Haircuts – phone 348 9892 BETWEEN 9am and 3pm for an appointment. Outside those hours, simply leave a message and the Receptionist will ring you back.
  • Sally for Toe nail care – Toe nail technician (trip, polish, massage) phone 021 901 444 for an appointment.


Welcome to Parksyde Community Centre for 55 plus

Catering for the social, recreational, health and educational needs of our older people in Rotorua and the surrounding district.

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Parksyde was opened in August 2001 as an event centre for the 55+ age groups and was one of the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trusts millennium projects.

Parksyde is owned and operated by the Older Persons Charitable Trust and is the only one of its kind in the country.

We are an Event Centre providing activities for the 55+age group with both set activities and a variety of rooms to hire, including a hall with a wonderful dance floor.

No membership is required; a small fee is charged for each activity.

We have a salon with a hairdresser and nail specialist, as well as a commercial Kitchen catering for lunches and functions.

Ring us if you’d like to know about availability, suitability and/or prices. Ph 07 348 9892

Opening Hours

We are open between the hours of 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, please note some activities and functions are outside these hours, we are not open on Public holidays.


Parksyde is proud to be supported by the following groups

Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust

Bay Trust

The Southern Trust

First Sovereign Trust

Four Winds Foundation

Lotteries NZ

Rotorua District Council

Rotary Club of Rotorua Lakes

Rotary Club Rotorua Sunrise

Rotary Club of Rotorua North

Geyser Community Foundation

Some upcoming events

  • December 7, 2020 1:00 pmHousie
  • December 8, 2020 9:30 amZumba Gold
  • December 8, 2020 1:00 pmMahjong
  • December 9, 2020 10:00 amTai Chi
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