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Help us spread the word about how great our Kāpiti Coast parks are. Simply post your parks image and use the hashtag #KapitiOutdoors. Take a photo of your recent park discovery, a family outing, your pets making the most of the outdoors or your children getting amoungst the play equipment! Check out some recent posts...

Parks Week 2017


Tell us more about Parks Week!

Parks Week is an annual international celebration of the important role our parks play in contributing to the health of our communities – and we’re right behind it here in Kāpiti!

We love our parks so much we’re dedicating a whole week to them to celebrate the role they play in keeping our communities and natural environment healthy.


When is Parks Week?

This year it took place in the week 4 to 12 March.

Whether you use your local park to take your dog for a walk, have a play in the playground, get your daily fitness kick, play some sport or quite simply take some time out, parks have many benefits and play an integral role in the wellbeing of active communities.

The Kāpiti Coast is home to many great open spaces for our community to enjoy. It's important that we value and look after our parks so everybody can enjoy and make the most of them.


How will we celebrate our parks?

Parks Week is all about highlighting and celebrating the important role parks play – for people, communities, and the natural environment, encouraging greater use of parks, celebrating the contribution that volunteers make to parks and promoting healthy parks and healthy people message.

Each day during Parks Week we will be profiling one of our great parks – some you may have been to and some are hidden gems!

We want to see you enjoying your favourite parks.
Post a photo of yourself at one of our parks in Kāpiti parks with the hashtag #ParksofKāpiti during Parks Week and you could go in the draw to win a trip for two to Kāpiti Island!

You can also win some prizes by going on the hunt for some Kāpiti Rocks in our profiled parks!

Mayor K Gurunathan will be attending a Mayoral Walk on Thursday 9 March, 6.30pm at the north side of Waikanae Estuary. Join us for a free sausage sizzle and an educational walk with the opportunity to chat one on one with the Mayor.


Did you know ...

  • We maintain more than 500 hectares of parks and sports grounds

  • Almost 80 kilometres of walkways, cycleways and horse riding paths are managed by us at the Council

  • Approximately 30 staff are employed by the Council to maintain local parks and reserves


 For more information...

Name Katherine Greenbrook, Recreation Facilities Coordinator
Phone 04 296 4855
Email katherine.greenbrook@kapiticoast.govt.nz