Christchurch is recognised as New Zealand’s garden city with over 740 parks and gardens. From neighbourhood parks with family playgrounds to wilderness walks on the Port Hills you are never far from a place to play, relax or be adventurous.
You can still get out and about and enjoy many of our parks - please practice social distancing if visiting.
Parks and cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only. Please do not use any play equipment and avoid using public toilets as these are closed.
The following are closed:
For a list of parks and reserves in the city, check out Find:Chch(external link).
A number of parks have bookable picnic spaces, some with fixed BBQs nearby.
Join us and get involved in some of the events going on in Christchurch's amazing parks and gardens. See you there!
Hagley Park has been at the heart of Christchurch since the 1850s when it was set aside for recreation and enjoyment of Christchurch residents.
The Council is looking for five community representatives to sit on a Red Zones Transformative Governance Group.