Kāpiti's Parks Week brings back Park to Path
Parks Week 2019 in Kāpiti will launch this year with the second annual Park to Path 6k/10k fun run/walk event on Sunday 10 March, starting in Otaraua Park (Lancelot Grove, Otaihanga) and heading onto the Expressway shared path from 8.30am.
There’ll be a 1k kids’ route included in the Park to Path event for the first time this year and there’s a certificate and free pool pass for each child who takes part.
Parks and Recreation Manager at Kāpiti Coast District Council Allison Law says like all the Parks Week events, it’s free to register for the fun family morning out, part of the week-long celebration of all things parks.
There’ll be free events in a different park every day between 10-17 March – eight activities to join over seven days.
“This year’s programme is as inclusive as ever with something on offer for all ages and interests,” Ms Law says.
“From yoga, tai chi, and puti puti weaving, to kids’ storytime, playtime with your dog and even an outdoor movie, there’s definitely an opportunity for everyone to join us in one of our great outside green spaces.
“Mayor Guru is joining as again too for the annual Mayoral Walk, this time through Pharazyn Reserve between Waikanae and Peka Peka.
“Our great biodiversity guide is Rob Cross of ‘Walks with Rob’ fame – so if you’ve been enjoying his You Tube videos touring our parks and reserves over the past year, take the opportunity to meet him face-to-face,” Ms Law says.
The Council maintains more than 500 hectares of parks and sports grounds and almost 80 kilometres of walkways, cycleways, and horse riding paths.
Information about all eight events and online registration for the fun run will be on the Council’s website at www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/parksweek.
About the Park to Path route
Starting from Otaraua Park, the 10km run travels along the Waikanae River trail and onto the Expressway shared path before heading back to Otaraua Park. The 6km run/walk starts from Otaraua Park, travels along the Waikanae River to the Expressway bridge, and then heads back to Otaraua Park. (see the map attached)
About Parks Week
Parks Week is an annual international celebration of the important role our parks play in contributing to the health of our communities. Parks have many benefits and play an integral role in the wellbeing of active communities. The Kāpiti Coast is home to many great open spaces for our community to enjoy. Parks Week is all about highlighting and celebrating the important role parks play – for people, communities, and the natural environment.