Lord Rutherford Park is a new reserve that has been developed for the provision of sports fields and open space for recreation. The reserve is located on the edge of the Brightwater urban area, at Malthouse Crescent. It is near to Snowden’s Bush Scenic Reserve and St Paul’s Protected Private Land – both important lowland forest remnants.
VegetationThe reserve supports clumps of mature titoki (Alectryon excelsus) and totara (Podocarpus totara) trees, and several large cabbage trees (Cordyline australis), and some exotic species. A large drainage channel bisects the reserve, and a small stream borders the reserve to the west.