Parks and gardens

Christchurch is recognised as New Zealand’s garden city with over 1200 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.

Fires are banned in our parks, however, gas-fired barbeques are allowed. We also recommend that you don’t let off fireworks in our parks. For more details, please see our Parks and Reserves Bylaw.

People are asked to refrain from smoking or vaping in Council-owned playgrounds and parks per the Council's Smokefree and Vapefree Public Places Policy.

For a list of parks and reserves in the city, check out Find:Chch(external link), and make sure to check the mountain bike track status before you head out.