Play in parks

All Christchurch playgrounds are closed until further notice. Find fun activities to do in your backyard in Backyard Explorers.

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COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

All parks and tracks are open under alert level 2.  To help keep everyone well, please continue to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people when you’re out and about and please wash your hands before and after using equipment in our parks and gardens.

The following are all open:

  • All parks and gardens
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • Visitor and information centres
  • Dog parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Boat ramps and wharves
  • Cemeteries

Unite Against Covid-19, visit

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Smokefree parks

People are asked to refrain from smoking in Council-owned playgrounds and parks in line with the Council's Smokefree Public Places Policy(external link).

Summer fun

For some summer inspiration download the 100 Days of Summer brochure [PDF, 983 KB] and discover what Ōtautahi-Christchurch has to offer.

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Paddling Pools

There are a number of great paddling pools around Christchurch.

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Toddler-friendly walks

Great walks and ways to explore our parks with children.