Parks & reserves

Details of parks and reserves in Wellington.

Map showing a ferry passing Oruaiti Reserve.

Parks Week Challenge

To celebrate Parks Week we have set you a challenge! Hidden in nine Wellington parks are the answers to some curly questions. If you can find the answers to at least five of these questions by midnight 15 March 2015, you could win one of our awesome prizes! Enter the Parks Week Challenge


Parks Week 2015

We love our parks so much we're dedicating a whole week to them. From 7 to 15 March, there'll be a w...

Access & Permits

Access and permits for Wellington's reserves.


    The Council manages over 4,000 hectares of reserve land and open space in Wellington.

      My Parx mobile app

      My Parx is a free smartphone application that helps you explore Wellington's parks and reserves.

        Protecting the reserves

        Information on issues, projects and volunteering to protect Wellington's reserves.

        Volunteers & support

        Information on the role Wellington's environmental community groups play in protecting Wellington's ...

        History of the Town & Green belts

        The first plan for Wellington - drawn in 1840 - shows land for public enjoyment that was not to be b...