This park is located on the northern side of Kenrick Street (state Highway 26) west of the Waihou River.
Formerly part of Te Aroha flood plains, the western end was filled in during 1985 to prevent erosion of land adjacent to Kenwyn Rest Home.
The park includes a wood fired barbecue (no wood supplied), picnic tables, car parking area and native plantings around the boundary. A path links the reserve to the Wetlands walk. The park was previously known as Kenwyn Reserve; it was renamed Skidmore Reserve in 2010 after former Mayor Henry Skidmore.