Neighbours and urban park rangers will hold two volunteer planting days in West Broken Run this winter season.

West Broken Run volunteers James and Isaac

What to expect

Join Park Rangers and local community as we turn this neighbourhood park into a place where wildlife and people love to visit! 

West Broken Run Reserve is a relatively new park in Wigram. It has the upper limits of the Ōpawaho Heathcote River running through its heart and planting it up will help keep the waterway healthy.   

What to bring

  • Weather appropriate clothing - layers, rain jacket, hat
  • Sturdy shoes or gumboots
  • Water bottle and snack
  • Gardening gloves and tools will be available but bring your own spade if you can

Contact

Register your interest or find out more information by emailing parks.volunteers@ccc.govt.nz

Children's University

West Broken Run planting days are family-friendly and qualify for Children's University credits. Find out more about Children's University.

Community planting days

West Broken Run

Saturday 20 June, 10am-12pm

Its National Volunteer Week! Come celebrate by lending at hand at West Broken Run reserve. Join neighbours and locals as we enhance this park for people and for wildlife. We will finish with a BBQ sausage. 

 
Friday 17 July, 10am - 12pm

School holidays fun for the whole family - give time and give to nature. Join neighbours and locals as we enhance this park for people and for wildlife. We will finish with a BBQ sausage. 

 For more information, contact Parks.Volunteers@ccc.govt.nz.


Awatea Basin

Sunday 5 July, 10am-12pm

Just across Wigram Road from West Broken Run is another great community project, enhancing the waterway by planting natives under the willows. Best parking is on Sharman Place or Rich Terrace then walk through to the Wigram Road end of the park. We will be under the willow trees. 

Contact ranger Heidi Wilton for more information.