Some Christchurch parks and reserves have areas that are bookable for a picnic or event. Booking your space gives you first priority and ensures the area will be clean and tidy.

Small gatherings

Contact us to check availability and to make a booking.

You will be required to pay at the time of booking. This ensures that the area is not being used by another group booking, that the area is clean and tidy, and contractors will not be carrying out maintenance work. 

Please note that you cannot book a picnic space in the Botanic Gardens. You can call 941 8999 to find out what events are on.

Large gatherings

For a publicly advertised gathering of more than 50 people with infrastructure or cars, PA, food vendors etc you will need an event permit.

Some popular spots for large groups or organisations:

Park name Address
The Groynes Johns Road
Halswell Quarry Kennedys Bush Road
South Brighton Domain Halsey Street
Spencer Park Heyders Road
Styx Mill Reserve Hussey Road