Find out more about which parks have BBQs and bookable sites and where they are located.

BBQ at Scarborough Park.

For a simple gathering like a picnic you can make a booking with us that will give you first priority use of a particular site.

A number of parks also have fixed BBQs near bookable sites. While the BBQs cannot be booked, you can reserve the picnic space nearby. Simply use the BBQ when it's available then leave it clean and tidy for others to use after you.

The BBQs are free and work by electric ignition; push the start button for 15 seconds to operate. You can also take your own gas BBQ to any park except the Botanic Gardens and Mona Vale. Only gas BBQs are permitted, due to the risk of fires.

To help you choose a site, use the table below for more information on the location of BBQs and bookable spaces at some of our popular parks. Many other parks also have bookable sites so if your preferred park is not listed here, contact us to check availability.

Park Fixed BBQs
Barnett Park [PDF 700KB] 1 - near carpark
Halswell Quarry No
Heathcote Domain [PDF 860KB] 1 - corner Port Hills Road and Bridle Path Road
New Brighton No
Ouruhia Reserve [PDF 730KB] 1 - Chenery Ave
Scarborough Park [PDF 850KB] 1 - corner Heberden Ave and the Esplanade
South New Brighton Park 1 - near playground
Spencerville Reserve [PDF 750KB] 1 - Styx River Place
Spencer Park 6 - throughout park
Styx Mill No
Styx River No
The Groynes 3 - near Picnic Areas 2 and 3
Travis Wetland No

There are also fixed BBQ at North Hagley and South Hagley Park but no bookable spaces.