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Help us spread the word about how great our Kāpiti Coast parks are. Simply post your parks image and use the hashtag #KapitiOutdoors. Take a photo of your recent park discovery, a family outing, your pets making the most of the outdoors or your children getting amoungst the play equipment! Check out some recent posts...

Parks Week 2016

Our Kāpiti Coast parks are pretty awesome, so we’re showing them off for an entire week.

Parks Week runs from Saturday 5 March to Sunday 13 March. Parks play a vital role in creating liveable cities and thriving communities.  They are our most frequented spaces for recreational activities and provide opportunities for tourism, conservation and the social interaction that is vital for a connected and resilient population. That's why the Kāpiti Coast District Council are proud to support Parks Week 2016.


Here in Kāpiti, we have planned a number of events to celebrate Parks Week. Details of those events are being released over the coming weeks. Keep checking back here to see what's happening in your area. Click on the each event link below to find out more information.



Haruatai Park, Ōtaki

Monday 7 March, 6.30pm


Twilight Mayoral Walk



Waikanae River Trail, Otaihanga

Tuesday 8 March, 10.00am


Guided Cycle Ride



 Campbell Park, Paekākāriki

Wednesday 9 March, 7pm


 Military Fitness Session


 Greendale Reserve, Otaihanga

Wednesday 9 March, 10.00am

 Guided walk



Kaitawa Reserve, Paraparaumu

Thursday 10 March, 11.00am


Walks with Rob (guided park tour)



Mataihuka Walkway, Paraparaumu 

Friday 11 March, 11.00am


Guided walk



Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach

Sunday 13 March, 2-6pm


Music in the Park

Why are parks so important?

Parks play an integral role in the wellbeing of active communities. Whether you use your local park to take your dog for a walk, have a play in the playground, get your daily fitness kick, play some sport or quite simply take some time out - parks have many benefits. The Kāpiti Coast is home to many great open spaces for our community to enjoy. It's important that we value and look after our parks so everybody can enjoy and make the most of them.

Did you know...

  • Council maintains more than 500 hectares of parks and sports grounds
  • Almost 80 kilometres of walkways, cycleways and horse riding paths are managed by Council
  • Approximately 30 staff are employed by Council to maintain local parks and reserves

 For more information...

Name Mark Hammond, Recreation Facilities Coordinator
Phone 04 296 4855
Email mark.hammond@kapiticoast.govt.nz