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Park news - 2019

Park news - 2019

Updated 28 August 2019 11:52am

Mackays Entrance Closure 29/8/19

The Mackays Crossing entrance to Queen Elizabeth Park will be closed for Friday 30 August for routine roadworks. In the meantime, check out the park using the Raumati or Paekakariki entrances. The park entrance will be open again on Saturday 31 August.

We apologise for the inconvenience, for more information call 021667321.

No toilets working at Queen Elizabeth Park 13/8/19

Due to a leak on the main bore, there is currently no water available to the toilets at the Ramaroa building and the toilets near the beach. This will be repaired by Friday but in the meantime there will be three portaloos available to use in the park. These will be located at Ramaroa and near the beach. The park is not effected at the Raumati South and Paekākāriki ends. Sorry for any inconvience! 

Wood Collection at Tramways Carpark 20 July

Wood from the tree felling at Mackays Crossing will be available for public collection at 8am on Saturday 20 July. This will be available on a first come, first served basis so set your alarms and get here early! The wood will be available to collect from the Tramways carpark. It is already chopped and ready to go and no cutting will be permitted on site so please leave any chainsaws at home.

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.