Local historians weekly "Back Issues" article in the Manawatū Standard. The history of Takaro Park, developed during the 1920s. Home of the Takaro Bowling, Tennis and Croquet Club, a special function was held to commemorate the new club in 1923. Amenities included a bowling green on which three games could be played at once, two grass courts and two hard courts for tennis players and a large croquet lawn.
The park's facilities was extensively redeveloped in the 1980s, including the redevelopment of the children's playground. Now called Takaro Sports Club, it remains a popular recreational space.