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Nelson Park

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.

Name origin

Nelson Park is named after William Nelson, an original settler in the area.

Settlement history

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.

Land use

Nelson Park is an established residential area.

Major features

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.