Neighbours and urban park rangers will hold two volunteer planting days in West Broken Run this winter season.

Man holding child and tree

What to expect

Join Park Rangers and local community as we turn this neighbourhood park into a place where wildlife and people love to visit! 

West Broken Run Reserve is a relatively new park in Wigram. It has the upper limits of the Ōpawaho Heathcote River running through its heart and planting it up will help keep the waterway healthy.   

What to bring

  • Weather appropriate clothing - layers, rain jacket, hat
  • Sturdy shoes or gumboots
  • Water bottle and snack
  • Gardening gloves and tools will be available but bring your own spade if you can


Register your interest or find out more information by emailing

Children's University

West Broken Run planting days are family-friendly and qualify for Children's University credits. Find out more about Children's University.

Community planting days

West Broken Run

Help Christchurch City Council Park Rangers and the local community to plants trees, grasses and spread mulch.

  • Saturday 20 July, 10am to midday

Meet at West Broken Run, 257 Wigram Road. Parking is limited – if you are driving to the events, best to park on side streets and walk to the park.

Get to know your fellow volunteers over a BBQ sausage post events.

Special guests, the Department of Conservation (external link)will be joining us on Saturday 20 July to give you a Toyota Kiwi Guardian Toa tiaki rākau (external link)– tree planter certificate, and help children go online to claim their Kiwi Guardian medal.