Park bookings

Many of our Christchurch parks have areas that can be booked for a picnic, event or other activities. Depending on the size and nature of the gathering and the level of associated infrastructure, an event permit may be required.

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COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

All parks and tracks are open under alert level 2.  To help keep everyone well, please continue to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people when you’re out and about and please wash your hands before and after using equipment in our parks and gardens.

The following are all open:

  • All parks and gardens
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • Visitor and information centres
  • Dog parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Boat ramps and wharves
  • Cemeteries

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People are asked to refrain from smoking in Council-owned playgrounds and parks, including sports parks, in line with the Council's Smokefree Public Places Policy