Many Christchurch parks and reserves have areas that are bookable for a picnic or event. By making a booking you ensure your first priority use of the area.
Most park sites are well set up to hold gatherings of up to 50 people. A few parks have capacity for much larger groups.
If the size of your group is larger than the capacity of the picnic site or you want to include bouncy castles or gazebos at your picnic, you may need further approval:
You will be required to pay at the time of booking. This ensures that the area is not being used by another group booking, that the area is clean and tidy and contractors will not be carrying out maintenance work.
If you want to make a booking for a large gathering of more than 150 people that is publicly advertised and includes the following:
It is likely to be considered an event which means you will need to apply for an event permit.