About The Park



Blatherskite Park has been an integral part of the Alice Springs community since 1977. Initially the grounds were developed for equestrian purposes and to this day, a large area is still devoted to this use.

Over the years, the honorary group of trustees appointed to manage the operations of the park have expanded its scope to encompass a diverse range of functions for the whole community.

The park is home to the Alice Spring Show, one of the biggest social and agricultural highlights in the Red Centre. It also plays host to the Red CentreNATS, an iconic auto-festival which is a spin-off from the popular Canberra's SummerNats and Apex Central Australia Cup.


Blatherskite Park is primarily self-funded through the rental of the grounds and facilities to the public. Many of the groups and organisations who use the park have also contributed to a great majority of its current facilities.

To ensure the park has the best possible facilities for all our guests, all fees accumulated from rental of the grounds and facilities are utilised for maintenance of the park and in put towards upgrading facilities.

In addition, the Northern Territory Government provides support for general operational costs funds and will also fund specific purpose developments.


Blatherskite Park generates part of its income from fees charged for use of the grounds and facilities. Primarily, our park's fee structure is set according to commercial requirements and the level of service required.

Rental fees, availability and responsibilities of hirers can be obtained from our office.

Our Trustees realise the importance of the unique facilities provided by Blatherskite Park to the community of Alice Springs and wish to support these interests wherever possible.

To discuss any specific requirements, or to find out more information about hiring the facilities at Blatherskite Park, contact us today.