Te Mata Park is managed by a Board of Trustees, made up of eight voluntary members. Under the Trust Deed, the Board must include a descendant of the original grantors, with the remaining seven being residents of Hawke’s Bay and including two councillors of Hastings District Council. One of the Trustees must also be a Mana Whenua Trustee as approved by Ngati Kahungunu.
The Trustees are supported by a few contractors, including a Park Manager. Additional volunteers from the local community assist with ongoing management of the Park and related community activities.