Events in the parks and gardens

Join us and get involved in some of the events going on in Christchurch's amazing parks and gardens. See you there!

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Take a look below for some of the activities happening in our parks over the next few months. You can also view upcoming events around Christchurch at bethere.co.nz (external link) .

Date Event Description
Saturday 3 June Halswell Quarry Park
Arbor Day Planting

10am to midday. Help grow the future by joining the volunteer planting at Halswell Quarry Park. Grab your friends and family and celebrate this Arbor Day by doing something great for the planet.

Don't forget your gumboots and gloves!

Saturday 18 June Sri Chinmoy Cross Country Race

9am. Take part in this fun and challenging 7.5km run. Certificates, prizes and medals are up for grabs and all participants are welcome to enjoy a post-race breakfast. Adults $20, Kids $10, discounts available for students and seniors. More information and registration (external link) .

Curletts Reserve, Canterbury Agricultural Park.

Wednesday 21 June Winter Solstice Night Light Bike Ride

5.30pm. Support cycle safety and take part in the annual Christchurch Night Light Bike Ride. This years theme is 'Be Bright - Be Cool - Ride a Bike' so be sure to bling your bike with as many lights as possible for this night ride. Prizes for various categories including brightest bike.

Meet at the Mickle Gates in Hagley Park on the corner of Armagh Street and Park Terrace.

Sunday 25 June Matariki in the Zone

10am to 2pm. Celebrate Matariki or Maori New Year and give thanks to the land, sea and sky with this exciting community event. There are plenty of activities for all ages including weaving, carving and planting. Bring the whanau along for a hangi and a lot of fun. Winning entries of the 'This is what the river told me' writing and art competition will be on display and awarded prizes.

Anzac Drive Reserve, off Corserland Street. 

And much, much more to come over the next few months. Have a look at the websites listed above for all the details and enjoy our beautiful outdoors.

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Running an event in parks and gardens

Many of our parks and gardens offer fantastic places to run your event.

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Parks Week

Parks Week is an annual event to raise awareness on the value of parks and open spaces, and to get people out of their living rooms and enjoying the outdoors.

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Arbor Day

Arbor Day is held every year on 5 June to draw attention to the importance of trees in our society.