About the profile areas
The 2013 population for Nelson Park is 2,451, with a population density of 17.46 persons per hectare.
Location and boundaries
Nelson Park is bounded by Carlyle Street and Emerson Street in the north, the Pacific Ocean in the east, Sale Street and Latham Street in the south, and Georges Drive in the west.
Nelson Park is named after William Nelson, an original settler in the area.
2013 Usual residents
hectares (1 Km2)
persons per hectare
Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development took place from the 1960s. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable from the mid 1990s.
Nelson Park is an established residential area.
Major features of the area include Central Napier Shopping area, Marine Parade Beach, Beach Domain, Nelson Park, Marine Parade Foreshore Reserve, May & Peter Harris Playground, Clive Square, The Soundshell, Par 2 Mini Golf and two schools.