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


Register your interest or find out more information by emailing

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

Join neighbours and friends to enhance this new reserve for people and wildlife.

Due to Covid19 restrictions, registrations are essential to help us limit numbers on sites. 

Numbers are limited based on being able to maintain physical distance practicably within each site. Register your attendance by emailing Your attendance will be confirmed via email or you will be advised you are on a waiting list. You will be given details of where to meet in your confirmation email.

We will require contact details for everyone attending so we can trace them in the event of a Covid19 related illness in the group. If you feel unwell, you must stay home.

Please bring your own gardening gloves and spade if you have one (labelled). Some spades will be provided. Unfortunately we will not be providing a BBQ at our events just yet, but you are welcome to bring your own morning tea to enjoy while in the park. 

Event dates

Saturday 20 June, 10am-12pm - Celebrate National Volunteer Week at West Broken Run Reserve

Friday 17 July, 10am to 12pm - Give back to nature these school holidays!

For more information, contact

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.