Parks and Reserves

Invercargill City Council has about 150 parks and reserves on over 3000 hectares of land, offering venues and facilities  for a wide range of  sporting and recreational activities.

The Council’s Parks and Reserves staff won the Environmental Achievement Award at the Southland Community Environment Awards on 1 November 2017.

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Parks Assets Planner Cassie Scobie and Parks Manager Robin Pagan with the award and certificate. Click the picture for a larger version.

The award was made in recognition of the team’s commitment to using both innovation and creativity  in their restoration projects. That included opening up drainage areas in Queens Park so the waterways can support birds and insects in the area.

Behind the scenes,  commitment to recycling saw the team successfully move from using coal in the nursery boiler to woodchips from tree-trimming.

The Parks staff also removed exotic forestry from Bluff Hill and used those trees as mulch for native seedlings which have been planted in their place.

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Check the scores of parks Invercargill offers for your enjoyment and recreation, including the city’s jewel, Queens Park (pictured).

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Sport and Recreation

Invercargill is peppered with great venues for sport and recreation including the outstanding 2000ha natural playground at Sandy Point.

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Parks news and updates

News and items of interest about the parks in Invercargill and Bluff. Check back once a week!

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Parks planning

Planning and management documents for the Invercargill and Bluff parks and reserves.

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