Parks Week underway

Invercargill City Council wants people out and about and enjoying our city parks to celebrate Parks Week 2022.

Parks Week is an annual event designed to celebrate the vital role parks play in our communities.

Invercargill City Council manager Parks and Recreation Caroline Rain said Council had come up with a fun and unique way of celebrating Parks Week that would get people outdoors enjoying our places and spaces.

“As we’ve been learning over the past couple of years, spending time in our public spaces is more precious than ever and it’s nice to be celebrating them,” she said.

Five bird and five plant rubbing tiles have been placed across a range of parks in Invercargill.

“We want people to head out into our fantastic parks and discover the amazing range of plants and birds that live there,” she said.

“People can visit the Parks Week page on our Council website to find downloads to print out. Then take them and a pencil or crayon to our parks, find our special rubbing tiles and collect as many rubbings as you can” she said.

The rubbing tiles are placed in different parks across Invercargill and collecting them would earn you a special, limited-edition badge.

“There are also colouring-in competitions whānau can print out and colour in and go in the draw to win Splash Palace family passes” she said.

Parks Week is about organisations holding events to celebrate the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities. Parks Week 2022 in particular has a focus on how spending time in our parks and open spaces positively influences our wellbeing.

Parks week runs until March 13.

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