Barbecues at our parks and reserves

We have barbecues for you to use at some of our parks and reserves. These are free, easy to use and available all year round.

Barbeque at Shorland Park.
One of the barbeques at Shorland Park

How it works

All the barbecues run for about 15 to 20 minutes. If you need more time to cook, you can push the button again.

Barbecues are available on a first-in, first-served basis, and we ask that you leave them clean and tidy. They are not intended for commercial use.

Find a barbecue

Shorland Park

There are two twin-plate push-button electric barbecues at Shorland Park.

Grasslees Reserve

There are two twin-plate push-button electric barbecues at Grasslees Reserve. These can be found near the play area and the dog exercise area.

Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush

There are two single-plate push-button electric barbecues at the Troup Picnic Area. The Troup Picnic Area is an open space at Ōtari-Wilton's bush that is ideal for large groups and school visits. Although bookings are not required, large groups should advise the Botanic Garden Visitor Centre of intended visits.

Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush – Wellington Gardens