Central Park

An easy walk from the central city, this popular city park has a great mix of formal gardens, grassed areas, natural woodland and bush. It also includes a children's playground.

Children playing on flying fox at Central Park.
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Location: Brooklyn.

Entrance and exit points: An easy walk from the city centre. Access off Brooklyn or Ohiro Roads.

Brief description: This popular city park is a well-used commuter route from Brooklyn to the city. Central Park is a great mix of formal gardens, grassed areas, natural woodland and bush.

An excellent playground with a flying fox and large play area is located at the park.

Parking: Brooklyn Road, Ohiro Road.

Accessibility: There are some sealed pedestrian pathways and more informal tracks through the bush. Most have an easy gradient.

From the main entrance of Central Park, a gravel track follows Moturoa Stream to a series of wooden bridges. Return to the main entrance at the deck area, past the bridges, as the path rises steeply after this point. This is a wheelchair assisted walk and the track does get narrow in some places.

Dogs: Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Features: The park is part of the City to Sea walkway and the vegetation includes pines, eucalyptus, deciduous trees such as elms and limes as well as a well-developed under-storey of native species.

The sheltered stream gully track passes under huge eucalyptus trees and through native bush to a group of unique curved foot bridges.

Native planting and caretaking by both the Wellington City Council and local community groups continues to improve the biodiversity in the park and surrounding neighbourhoods.

The Renouf Tennis Centre is located here. 

Cycling: You can cycle along the main path here but it is quite steep.

Friends group: Friends of Central Park.