Parks Week 2021

Parks Weeks is an annual event organized by Recreation Aotearoa.  It is about celebrating the vital role parks play in creating livable cities and thriving communities.

This year, we are showcasing the wide range of way our community uses our parks.

Attend any of the events below, scan the Parks Week QR code on site, and go into the draw to win a native plant package grown by our amazing Nursery team.

If you would like us to add one of your events to our Parks week Challenge you can email us on


Saturday 6 March9:00am – 4:00pmSouthland A and P ShowcancelledDonovan Park
Sunday 7 March1.30 – 4.00 pmSouth Alive Trolley Derby- cancelledElizabeth Park
Monday 8 March6pmSt John’s Cemetery Tour

for details and registration contact Lloyd Esler

St John’s Cemetery
Tuesday 9 March6pmEastern Cemetery Tour

For details and registration contact Lloyd Esler

Eastern Cemetery
Wednesday 10 March6pm – 8.30pmSouthland MTB (Mountain Bike) Club  guided ride for Ladies.  Bring suitable mountain bike, helmet and drink bottleCar park at Sandy Point mountain bike track
Thursday 11 March
Friday 12 March
Saturday 13 March12pm – 4pmFamily Fun Fair

Face painting
Bouncy castles
Animal balloons $1
Live music
Rock painting
Toddler Zone

Anderson park
Sunday 14 March9.30amSurf to CityOreti Beach – Queens Park