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Park news - 2019

Park news - 2019

Updated 15 July 2019 4:01pm

Park entrance at QEP

We’re getting things started for the new and improved park entrance in Queen Elizabeth Park!

To kick things off we are removing some old, sick exotic trees near the tram car park. This gives us an opportunity to prevent any trees from falling down unexpectedly and keep our visitors safe. 

Works to do this will start on Monday 15 July and will take about a week to complete. You’ll still be able to get in through all the park entrances and no work will happen over the weekend. We just ask that you keep away from the worksite to keep yourself safe.

Keep an eye on this page for future updates as the work for our new park entrance and carpark continues.

Planting days

Come along to Queen Elizabeth Park this planting season to help us with our restoration work!

16th June - Meet at the wetland on Poplar Ave opposite Matai Road 

23 June - Meet at Raumati entrance at the end of The Esplanade 

28 July - Follow signs from 90 Poplar Ave (opposite Te Ra School) to parking site 

Come along any time from 10am to 12noon to lend a hand and a spade. 

Spade Aid

11 August - Spade Aid is our biggest planting event of the season so we need your help to make it happen! Join in anytime between 10am to 2pm. If the day is wet then Spade Aid will be postponed for the 18 August.

For all events we will provide warm drinks and light snacks. 

Please bring a rain jacket, warm clothes and sturdy shoes.

If you have them we would also love it if you brought along gardening gloves and a spade.