Christchurch parks and gardens are great places to hold your event, whether you're looking for a space by the beach, hills or even in the heart of the city.

Lazy Sunday at Botanic Gardens

Public events

To organise a public event in any parks or gardens you need to make a booking and apply for an event permit from the Christchurch City Council Events team. Find out more about running an event.  For any queries contact The Events team will guide you through the process and liaise with the park's management for approval and conditions.

Other activities

Simple picnics and small gatherings do not require an event permit however there are bookable park spaces available if you want to ensure your first priority use of an area.

Are you planning to bring a large group, such as extended family, a school, club or work group? We can give you information on whether there are other events scheduled for that day at the location you require. 

If the size of your group is larger than the capacity of the picnic site or you want to include a bouncy castle or gazebo, you may need further approval.

Contact us for any queries, to check availability and arrange a booking.

Find out more about making a parks booking.